The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs have been playing exciting run-and-gun hockey in their first round matchup, trading tough hits along the way. On Saturday night, fun hockey turned into something we never want to see.
In the middle of the second period, Toronto defenseman Roman Polak entered the offensive zone with puck. Unfortunately for him, Brooks Orpik was there waiting for him, dishing out a powerful, clean bodycheck after Polak crossed the blueline.
Warning: this is tough to watch.
As Polak tumbled to the ground, his right skate appeared to catch the ice, forcing Polak’s foot to point in a direction that it isn’t suppose to.
This poor human being.
Polak immediately called for help from the Leafs trainer.
Polak is one of Toronto’s top-four D-men. In Game One, he played almost 24 minutes, good for the fourth most ice time of any Leafs player.
We wish him a speedy recovery.
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