Leafs’ Paul Ranger Stretchered Off Ice After Dangerous Hit From Alex Killorn (Video)


Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger was taken off the ice on a stretcher during Wednesday night’s game in Toronto after being boarded by Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn at the end of the first period.

As Ranger went to play a puck along the end boards, he turned his back to the oncoming Killorn, who laid a big hit on the Leafs defenseman that sent him face first into the glass. An argument could be made that Ranger put himself in a vulnerable position, but it’s important to note that Killorn never pulled up and followed through with a powerful check.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety definitely will take a look at the incident to determine if any further discipline is necessary.

Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston provided an update on Rangers’ status.

Check out the play in the video below.

Photo via Twitter/@JayGold85

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