This is some seriously horrendous news for the Tampa Bay Lightning. After a collision with Dougie Hamilton at the Lightning net, Lightning center Steven Stamkos hits the ice and has to be removed from the ice by a stretcher.
With just 7:11 left in the second period, the puck comes flying down the ice. Stamkos seems to have good positioning on Hamilton, when the two collide, resulting in Stamkos hitting the ice.
You can tell from the very beginning that he didn’t land correctly.
He attempted to get up and leave the ice on his own volition, but it would soon prove to be impossible as he hit the ice once again, looking like he was in a tremendous amount of pain.
I knew something was seriously wrong when Stamkos began pounding his fist on the ice.
In case you missed it, or are brave enough to watch it again, here is a look at the incident as it occurred.
The Lightning tweeted this out shortly after the incident.
#TBLightning forward Steven Stamkos is being removed from the ice on a stretcher after crashing into the net.
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 11, 2013
According to Sun Sports, Stamkos has been transported to a hospital in Boston to have x-rays done.
We here at Bolts By the Bay hope that the injury to Steven Stamkos is not as severe as it initially looks. We will continue to update you as new information on Stamkos’ condition becomes available.