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Video: Dan Boyle leaves ice on stretcher after hit from behind


The San Jose Sharks - St. Louis Blues game is already off to a very rough start on Tuesday, as star defenseman Dan Boyle was taken off the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind by Maxim Lapierre.

Here’s video of the check:

The NBC SN telecast believes that Boyle’s jaw made contact with the boards. At least one observer believes that Boyle, 37, lifted his hand to signal to the Sharks bench that he was conscious.

NBC Bay Area shared this photo of Boyle being taken off the ice on a stretcher:


This all happened moments ago, so it’s too early to know about Boyle’s condition. PHT will update when more information is available.

Lapierre received a game misconduct, and a series of fights resulted from the fray. As you can see, he wasn’t the only player who was reprimanded:


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