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Video: Jets’ Trouba stretchered off ice in second period (Updated)

Oct 18, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

Winnipeg Jets rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba was taken off the ice on a stretcher after falling heavily into the boards during the second period of Friday’s game against the St. Louis Blues.

According to Jim Toth of 680 CJOB radio in Winnipeg, Trouba went in for a shoulder check and missed, his knee catching a St. Louis player, and then went into the boards face first.

According to a tweet from Scott Brown, the senior director of corporate communications for the Jets, Trouba was taken to hospital for X-rays. “He is alert, communicating, and moving all limbs.”

Update: As per Scott Brown of the Jets, Trouba has been released from hospital and more updates will be provided Saturday.

  1. jhaegs - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Looked pretty bad. Best wishes from STL. You guys can have Ian Cole if you want him- hate that guy…

  2. esracerx46 - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Looked like his head was up when he hit. Scary. I hope he broke his face and nothing with his neck or head. When I first saw this, my first reaction was not again! But this was a freak thing.

  3. jhaegs - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Or how about “I hope he didn’t break anything”…

    “I hope he broke his face.”? LOL

    • esracerx46 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      I hope he didnt break anything. But you dont go that fast. Fall face first into a wall and not break a nose or something. After that he’s lucky to be walking.

  4. steelers88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Is it just me or are there a lot of players so far this year that have been stretchered off the ice. What is going on?

  5. jhaegs - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Ya, thanks a lot Bin Laden!

    • withseidelinn - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:29 PM

      Hahaahahahahahahah

  6. jhaegs - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Jets fans chanting Elliot’s name after he gives up a goal- You stay classy, Winnipeg.

    • bktomala - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      oh yeah….The Blues fans haver NEVER done anything like that….(BANNERMANNNNNNNNNNNN…………)

    • avfanforlife - Oct 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      First game you’ve seen at MTS Centre? The Jet’s fans (and as you can see, I’m for Colorado) are quite possibly the best fans in the NHL. They’re loyal, smart, and extremely loud. I watch as many Jets home games as I can to see which player on the opposing team they choose to get all over every time he touches the puck. The goalie is always going to get heckled as well. They know their hockey and love their team and it is always a playoff atmosphere. Pepsi Center should be so crazy.

  7. jhaegs - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    LOL who???

  8. jhaegs - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Bangarang Rufio???

  9. phil4444phil - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Jacob was giving the fans the thumbs up sign on his way out. Their doing testing to just to make sure all’s well.

  10. avfanforlife - Oct 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Freak play – hope the kid is alright and gets back in the lineup soon.

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