Rasmus Dahlin Slow To Leave Ice After Taking Elbow From Erik Cernak

  • Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin found himself on the other end of a dangerous headshot on Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Skating in the offensive zone, Dahlin had the puck in the left circle and made a pass to the halfboard right before defenseman Erik Cernak sent a blindsided elbow to the 19-year-old blueliner’s head.
  • There was no penalty on the play and Dahlin left the game. Buffalo later announced in the third period that he would not return.
  • Following the game, head coach Ralph Krueger confirmed Dahlin suffered a concussion.

  • Given the severity of the high hit to the head, Cernak could receive a hearing and potentially a suspension for the incident.
  • In 24 games this season, the 2018 first-overall pick has one goal and 16 points for the Sabres.
  • Cernak has a goal in 20 games for the Lightning this season. During the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships, the Slovak was suspended for a game for elbowing Finland’s Mikko Rantanen with an elbow to the head.

NHL Highlights | Sabres vs Lightning – Nov. 25, 2019

Sources & Credits: Sporting News
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