Daniel Sedin Taken Off on a Stretcher After Hit From Behind

After what many could describe as a miserable season for the Vancouver Canucks, things only got worse in their final game of the year. With Daniel Sedin picking up a loose puck in the corner of his own defensive zone, he turned his to play the puck and was shoved into the boards from behind by the Calgary Flames’ Paul Byron.

Following the hit, Sedin immediately went down and appeared to perhaps be unconscious, but at the very least dazed and confused. Byron was quickly surrounded by the opposition, we felt it was an unnecessary hit from behind on one of their leaders and star players.

Vancouver medical personnel quickly called for a stretcher, loaded up Sedin, and took him to the hospital as a precaution. Sedin was moving his extremities at times on the ice and in the locker room, which was a very good sign to teammates and fans. He underwent further evaluation at a Vancouver hospital, but was later released around 1am eastern time.

Byron received a five minute penalty for boarding on the play, as well as a game misconduct.

Despite being taken off on a stretcher late in the second period, Daniel Sedin was still number one star of the game. His two first period goals helped set the tone for Vancouver, who triumphed with a 5-1 win in their final game of the season.

For the full look at the incident, check out the video below:

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