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Daniel Alfredsson exits Saturday’s game after high hit

Apr 14, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

To say Game 2 between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers has been a heated contest would be an understatement. In addition to the fights and game misconducts, Daniel Alfredsson was the victim of a high elbow from Carl Hagelin.

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Hagelin spent five minutes in the sin bin for elbowing. Alfredsson left the game and will not return Saturday night. Although the severity of his injury has not been revealed, you can’t help but wonder if he’ll be able to play again in this series.

Regardless of what team you’re rooting for, it’s hard not to hope that Alfredsson is okay. After a distinguished career, Alfredsson recently talked about how this playoff run could be his last.

To have what could be his final series end because the Rangers bested his team would be one thing, but to have it end because of a high hit would be tragic.

  1. biffnasty - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Wasn’t even that bad a hit. What girl.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

      I absolutely HATE Alfredsson but this was a bad hit. Hagelin went straight for his head with his elbow, didn’t even make an effort to throw a good check.

    • themohel - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      I see the mouth-breathers are out again…

    • creasemasta41 - Apr 15, 2012 at 3:47 AM

      At least you didn’t just prove yourself to be a classless moron or anything…

  2. biffnasty - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Whattttt? Alfredson ducked down and for elbowed. Wasn’t intentional at all

  3. njdevils44 - Apr 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Nite nite hagelin have fun watching for a game

  4. ray2013 - Apr 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Hagelin can expect a game or two since Alfredsson left the game and Alfredsson is a big name and he’s not. Otherwise he could expect a $2500 fine and a stern talking to.

  5. SDR - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Hagelin BETTER get suspended for that garbage hit. It’s EXACTLY what the NHL is trying to eliminate from the game. His suspension should last for as many games as Alfredsson is going to miss. If that’s the rest of the series so be it.

    Just another cheap, dirty, classless play by a Ranger player.

    I just wish one of us could elbow BiffNasty the same way & see how well he responds. That guy is a SUPREME DBAG.

  6. seanemac75 - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    That was definitely head hunting.

  7. obamablowz - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    Suspend for the entire playoffs and 10 games next year. This cheap crap has to stop!!!

  8. kingjoe1 - Apr 15, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    The Rangers are bunch of dirty scumbags.

  9. wicky888 - Apr 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    I’ve seen way worse, but that was still 5 minute worthy. I doubt a suspension, but Weber wasnt suspended so you never know.

  10. jaymiespoon - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    The Rangers cursed themselves now . Things were going fine until this . Ottawa dropped the gloves like men , the Rangers turtle . Then the Rangers cheap shot the tiny Alfredsson .

  11. Rick Keene - Apr 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Being a guy that had grown up under the legacy of the Habs and the right way to play hockey. Not the last few years lol …I must say, with all the equipment and size of guys – there is one way to make players respect one another but play hard and hit hard – remove the helmets like the old days . Howe, The Rocket, Hull all those guys played hard, hit hard, fought hard but there were no concussions or cheap shots to the head !

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