Eric Staal Down On Ice After Huge Collision With Linesman


  • Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal was forced to leave Tuesday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks after an ugly collision with a linesman along the boards.
  • During the first period, Staal and Ducks forward Derek Grant were racing for the puck when the Wild skater unfortunately crashed into the official along the boards.
  • An ugly situation caused concern for those surrounding Staal, as he laid still on the ice by direction from the Wild trainer.
  • He did eventually skate to the bench, but was unable to return.
  • Minnesota is currently without forward Zach Parise and key defenceman Jared Spurgeon due to injury, and they might be losing their leading scorer for a significant amount of time after the awkward crash.
  • Staal has scored 8 goals and 21 points through 30 games.
  • The visiting Ducks ended up getting the win as they handed the Wild a 3-2 shootout loss.
  • Minnesota is 14-12-5 on the season.
Sources & Credits: Yahoo Sports
NHL Highlights | Ducks vs. Wild – Dec. 10, 2019

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