A scary scene developed Friday night in New Jersey when Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson checked Devils forward Patrik Elias into the stanchion between the benches.
Elias immediately left the game and didn’t return for the second period. There is no status on his condition at this time.
Elias looks unsteady as he coasts off ice and then heads off to locker room.—
Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) April 04, 2014
As for the hit itself, there didn’t seem to be any malicious intent from Wilson, but he does need to be extra careful when hitting players in that area of the ice. Thankfully, the stanchion had some padding on it.
Check out the play in the GIF below, courtesy of Twitter/@myregularface.