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Lars Eller heads to hospital ‘conscious and alert’

May 2, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens provided an update regarding the condition of forward Lars Eller on Thursday night. The bad news is that he’s been taken to the hospital, but on the bright side, the team announced that he’s “conscious and alert.”

While the Habs call it a “head and facial injury,” RDS’ Renaud Lavoie believes that his nose was broken and that he might have lost some teeth.

As mentioned in this post (which includes video of the check), the Montreal Gazette’s Dave Stubbs observed the 23-year-old forward leaving on a stretcher and stated that a concussion is a strong possibility.

The team said he’ll remain under observation at the hospital, so we’ll keep an eye out for more information on the young forward’s status.

  1. tbbolts91 - May 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    his blood was pouring onto the ice. poor guy :/

  2. sabatimus - May 2, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Glad he’s conscious.

    • sabatimus - May 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Didn’t see the hit live, but when I turned on the game Eller was down with blood in front of him. My first thought was Richard Zednik. Thank god it wasn’t that.

  3. valoisvipers - May 2, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    It is time that the league treats all 5 minute major penalty calls and missed major calls like a goal and go to video review. This way when a player is assessed such a call, it will be the right call.I feel bad for Eller but worse for the Sens and hockey in general as this was not the right call. It can’t be interference when you just touched the puck.The Sens did manage to win but that called changed the game at the time.

    • bslabo22 - May 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      Terrible call! Puck was there shoulder and elbow weredown. No rough on Galynchuk, typical refs in montreal…brutal

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