MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens center Phillip Danault has been stretchered off the ice after he was hit in the head by a slap shot from Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.
Danault went down with 1:37 left in the second period of the Canadiens’ 4-3 loss Saturday night. Chara, who has one of the hardest shots in the NHL, looked on in concern as trainers attended to Danault.
Danault was moving and speaking to medical staff before he left the ice, to an ovation from the Bell Centre crowd. The Canadiens say Danault has a head injury and was taken to a hospital for further exams.
The teams headed to the locker room after Danault got hurt and planned to play the rest of the second after intermission.
Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout as the Bruins beat the Canadiens. Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games. Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci had the other goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 27 saves.
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