Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas suffered a fractured right leg during the second period of Monday’s game against the Stars after crashing into Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt, the team announced.
INJURY UPDATE: #NHLDucks Robidas has a fractured right leg, just above the previous fracture, and is being sent to the hospital.—
Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) April 22, 2014
The injury occurred 42 seconds into the second period of Game 3. The 37-year-old Robidas was in obvious pain after the awkward collision with Garbutt, and he was not able to put any weight on his right leg as he was being helped to the dressing room by teammate Teemu Selanee and a member of the training staff.
The Ducks later confirmed the injury, adding that the injury is just about the fracture he sustained earlier this season in November.
Robidas, who played parts of 11 seasons with Dallas before being traded to Anaheim in March, was making his first appearance at the American Airlines Center since the trade. The sellout crowd chanted his name as he made his way off the ice.