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.