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Habs’ Eller released from hospital; suffered concussion, facial fractures

May 3, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT


Some good news out of Montreal on Friday morning as Habs forward Lars Eller was released from hospital after an overnight stay.

Eller, 23, was rushed to Montreal General Hospital last night after absorbing a big hit from Ottawa’s Eric Gryba during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

The Danish forward landed face-first on the ice and a pool of blood quickly formed around his head.

He was carted out of the Bell Center on a stretcher and quickly dispatched to hospital, where he was treated for a concussion and facial fractures.

According to’s Arpon Basu, Eller also lost consciousness and teeth in the collision.


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  1. dumbassgreg - May 3, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    hope he okay. one of the things about not cheering for any team. you can feel for individuals not just the players on my team. also feel for gryba he is being used by others for their point of view also.

    • sunderlanding - May 3, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      Wow you must have a scientific way of watching hockey. Good thing not all fans of the game are like you, or every rink would be silent while the teams were playing. Way to take the fun and passion out of the game. “I don’t cheer for teams. I just like the game” Get over yourself you pretentious douche.

      • 19to77 - May 3, 2013 at 5:43 PM

        Or you could just, you know, not be an asshole.

      • sunderlanding - May 3, 2013 at 11:08 PM

        At least assholes have personalities. I’d rather be an asshole than a robot who simply observes. If you don’t get involved you’re just waiting around to die.

      • 19to77 - May 4, 2013 at 1:13 AM

        Right. Because cheering for one team over another is the sole way to give your life meaning. I admit, I’ve never got the whole “impartial observer” thing either, but it’s a sport, dude. Not like, your existential purpose in life.

      • sunderlanding - May 4, 2013 at 1:55 AM

        Did I say it was? Maybe you can’t read, but I never said it was the most important thing in life. Just that it was better than being an “impartial observer”. If you’re going to critisize someone…make sure you know what they said first.

  2. 19to77 - May 3, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Crap. Well, I guess all we can do now is hope he makes a complete recovery. The team should let him time, don’t try to rush back or anything. If you have to sit, you have to sit. Better to get him back fully healthy, however long that takes.

  3. ch1411 - May 3, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Eller is Danish, not Norwegian. Hopefully he’ll make a full recovery and be back next year. Huge loss for the Habs.
    No Gionta or Patch tonight either.
    Did Plekanec play last night? Ryder? Pleks is a ghost every playoff series. Hard to figure how such a valuable cog in the machine vanishes every playoff season.

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Yup, Eller was born just outside of Copenhagen….Denmark

    • Mike Halford - May 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      Yup, caught that. Thanks.

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      I’m not a Habs fan but I would say that Plekanec is usually asked to put scoring in the backseat and shadow the other teams best center come playoff time.

  4. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I’m shocked that Gryba got suspended.

  5. dropthepuckeh - May 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Suspension issued and player released from hospital. Shocker. He going to tweet from the movies or bar later?

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