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Video: Devils’ Elias shaken up by hit

Apr 4, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

Big Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson caught New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias with a hit that sent the veteran’s head into a (thankfully padded) turnbuckle/stanchion/area along the boards on Friday:

Elias was able to skate off with some help and hasn’t returned to the game yet.

There’s no official word regarding the 37-year-old’s condition as of this time. There wasn’t a penalty on the play, as it seemed like a hit that ended up happening in an unfortunate spot.

  1. martysbetter - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    I hate to say it but “padding” isn’t going to do much to protect your brain rattling around in your skull from a hit like that..

  2. blackhawksdynasty - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Did he actually refer to that as a “turnbuckle”??
    Too much WWE for Mr. O’Brien!

  3. thesportsjudge - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Clearly he will be labeled a talentless goon as Chara got, or is it okay because Wilson does not play for Boston?

  4. martysbetter - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Side Note: Why the hell is the part of the boards open anyway? Is it so Pierre Mcguire can sit there and tell us who grew up where and how so-and-so’s coach in peewee really liked said player’s mom’s chili she used to bring to practice for after the game?

  5. nj666 - Apr 5, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Hold on I’m on the phone with NJ state police…

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