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Video: Viktor Stalberg returns after head-first sprawl into boards

May 20, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

It looked like Chicago Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg‘s return to action in Game 3 would be pretty short-lived after he took a scary spill into the boards trying to hit Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl:

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Instead, he returned to action just a few minutes later. As great a story as the video tells, freezing the moment really captures how stunning it is that he left this fall in one piece (let alone came back in the same period).

Isaac of Guyism.com snagged this screen grab:

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He provided a stunning GIF, too:

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So, basically, three different formats show how tough Stalberg is.

  1. bensawesomeness - May 21, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    i want to applaud PHT for the use of gifs – saves me a freaking 30 second commercial, plus the video actually loading, to watch a 10 second clip.

    Keep up the gif work.

  2. tlndma - May 21, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Scary stuff. Tough and LUCKY.

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