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Erat isn’t concussed after ugly boarding incident

Apr 7, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

Washington Capitals forward Martin Erat was hurt on Saturday when Florida’s Erik Gudbranson pushed him into the boards from behind. If there’s a silver lining though, it’s that he’s not dealing with a concussion, according to the Washington Times.

Instead, Capitals coach Adam Oates said Erat sustained a lower-body injury and will miss tonight’s game against Tampa Bay as a result.

If you missed the hit, you can view it below:

Erat was playing in just his second game with Washington since they acquired him from the Nashville Predators.

The Capitals will also be without Brooks Laich on Sunday, who is also dealing with a lower-body injury.

  1. ravenscaps48 - Apr 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM


  2. withseidelinn - Apr 7, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    I’d be more concerned about his legs/knees than his head on that one.

  3. natlbnkilr - Apr 7, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    One who demands a trade deals with Karma….

  4. scionofflame - Apr 8, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Glad he’s not got a concussion. Wish he hadn’t been traded away from us, but would never wish harm on the guy! Hopefully he recovers sooner rather than later.

  5. elvispocomo - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Yeah, Gudbranson’s got to let up there with the puck already being moved onto a 3rd player by the time he begins to make contact. It’s one thing if it was incidental contact, but he’s following through with Erat in a bad spot near the boards with the puck well away.

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