Radko Gudas Leaves Game with an Upper Body Injury

Oct 27, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (7) is escorted off the ice by linesman Andy McElman (90) after getting a slashing and game misconduct penalty in a game against the Florida Panthers in the second period at BB

In what is becoming a growing list of injuries, we unfortunately have yet another name to add to that list. Tonight, well…this morning as it were, as the Tampa Bay Lightning took on the Anaheim Ducks for the second time this season, Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas was shaken up, and was eventually forced to leave the game with an Upper Body Injury.

Gudas would not return for the third period.

After making a perfectly legal, albeit hard, hit on Ducks center Mathieu Perreault, Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa took offense to the hit, almost immediately challenging Gudas. For the first time, maybe ever, Gudas didn’t really look like he wanted to drop the gloves; however, being the kind of guy to never back down from a legit challenge, he did anyway.

After the fight, he looked shaken up and ended up going to the Lightning locker room for the remainder of the first period. When the second period started, Gudas was back out on the bench. The Lightning would tell people that Gudas was ok.

However, when I saw him sitting on the bench with an ice pack, I began to worry. During the intermission, it was announced that Gudas had indeed sustained an Upper Body injury and would not be returning to the game.

We will update you as soon as we have any more information as to the nature of his injury and if any time is going to be missed.

In the meantime, take a look at the scrap between Gudas and Sbisa.

 

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Topics: NHL, Radko Gudas, Tampa Bay Lightning

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  • Blake Rennie

    the upper body injury is to the face. from getting knocked the fuck out! stop targeting stars like Selanne and this wont happen. Karmas a bitch Radko! or should i say Rad-KO!

    • Joseph Peters

      It looks to me that if the refs had not saved “Sissy-A”, he would have been A “Dead Duck”. I doubt the effectiveness of punching through A helmet, but Gudas stripped his opponents helmet in the first 3 seconds;)

      • yzermaneely

        Sbisa can’t fight. And Gudas got knocked out of the game and more by a punch that landed on his jaw. BTW, I want to thank Radko. Sbisa sucks balls and he’s out 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb. By the looks of him, Gudas ate it.

  • Blake Rennie

    dumbass writer. he didnt take offense to the perrault hit. it was the Selanne hit 8 days ago in a 5-1 game. tell mr plugger Gudas not to target HOFers in a blow out game and he wont be seeing stars. as biased as you guys are, as am i, you had to see that coming. he runs stars, he got dropped. maybe hes a smarter player now. now if you wanna trade him to the ducks we will take him ;)

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