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.
Rasmus Dahlin diagnosed with a concussion after elbow by Erik Cernak. pic.twitter.com/4bl1Fao6dr
— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) November 26, 2019
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Sources & Credits: Sporting News
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