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Lars Eller is in our thoughts.
The Montreal Canadiens center left the ice on a stretcher after taking a vicious open-ice hit by Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba during Game 1 on Thursday at Verizon Center.
See the hit:
Eller was trying to accept a pass from teammate Rafael Diaz, one that was a very dangerous pass because of Eller's positioning on the ice. It left him in a vulnerable spot. Gryba's shoulder seemed to clip Eller's face and he went crashing to the ice. Eller's face seemed to hit the ice as well, leaving a pool of blood.
We was taken to a nearby hospital.
Gryba received a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct.
The Canadiens went on to lost Game 1, 4-2.
Team Elevator better than actual Rangers?
The Verizon Center media elevator had almost as much talent as the Rangers had put on the ice at any single point in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals.
Well, maybe outside that stint in the first period where the Rangers illegally had six skaters.
Forwards Ryane Clowe (undisclosed injury, but believed to be a concussion) and Brian Boyle (leg injury) along with defenseman Marc Staal (eye injury) were in the back of the car that also included this FOXSports.com reporter, a Capitals staffer and a couple fans.
Rangers defenseman Roman Hamrlik was also on board, but nobody seemed to notice. He's seen the press box as a healthy scratch so much that he could be mistaken for the elevator operator.
There's been no clear timetable given to exactly when Clowe, Boyle or Staal might shed their suits for hockey gear during a game. Clowe, acquired from the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline, was injured in the second-to-last regular season game. Boyle hasn't played since April 16 and Staal has been out since he took a puck to the face on March 5, an injury that left Staal with blurry vision.
-- A.J. Perez
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Lars Eller was taken off the ice on a stretcher during Game 1 of the Canadiens-Senators playoff series, and it did not look good for the Montreal center.
Eller was receiving a suicide pass from teammate Raphael Diaz when he was hit by Eric Gryba on or around his head. Gryba received a five-minute major for interference as well as a game misconduct.
“Lars Eller suffered head...
One of the most lasting images of these Stanley Cup playoffs will be Lars Ellers laying facedown in a pool of his own blood, and the Ottawa Sun isn’t going to let anyone forget about it any time soon.
The Montreal forward was hit by Ottawa’s Eric Gryba in Game 1 of a first-round series between the Canadiens and Senators that sent Eller crashing to the ice. Eller was initially...
Not the start the Habs wanted. 50 shots and nothing to show for it. 1-0 Ottawa. Terrible hit on Lars Eller, who is in hospital with a concussion, facial fractures, and is staying there overnight. It seems unlikely he'll be back in this series, given how quickly the games are being played. Look for Jeff Halpern to slot in tomorrow night, and Brandon Prust to move up with Gallagher...
Gruesome scene last night as Montreal's Lars Eller floated around in no man's land and Ottawa Senator Eric Gryba knocked him out of it.
"It's tough seeing a guy laying in a heap with blood...
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This is what happens when you’re on the wrong end of a late hit.The guy in an Olympic-sized pool of his own blood is Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens. He was minding his own business when Ottawa’s Eric Gryba decided to paint a beautiful portrait on the ice in the medium of broken nose. He also used a touch of “concussion” and heavy strokes of “making a dude faceplant...
Check out the video. Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller was taken off the ice on a stretcher after a big hit from Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba. It happened during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series Thursday night.
Montreal forward Lars Eller suffered a horrifying injury after a controversial hit from Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba. In Game 1 between the Canadiens and Senators, Eller had to be helped off with a stretcher after Gryba caught him in the head with a hit that is sure to have every hockey fan playing the role of Brendan Shanahan.
We must warn you that the video below is quite graphic...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba could be facing a suspension from the NHL after delivering a brutal open-ice shot to Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller on Thursday night. Eller had his head down looking to receive a pass when Gryba lowered his shoulder and came barreling into him. Gryba’s shoulder wound up hitting Eller in the head and it appeared he smacked his face off...
Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller was absolutely crushed by Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba on Thursday night.
The NHL has handed down its second playoff suspension in as many days, this time to Ottawa’s Eric Gryba.
Gryba was suspended two games for his hit during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Thursday that bloodied Monteal’s Lars Eller and sent the Canadiens forward to the hospital. Gryba was assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct...
"It's a clean hit with a bad result," Former NHL official Kerry Fraser. I don't believe there should be any [supplemental discipline], Fraser continued.
NHL.com -- The NHL has scheduled a disciplinary hearing for Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba on Friday for his hit on Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal...
Tonight during the Canadiens, Senators game a scary moment transpired when Lars Eller had to be taken off a stretcher after a huge hit by Eric Gryba. People are now debating whether Gryba deserves to be suspeneded, and right now it’s easy to say that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended. Diaz sent a pass to Eller, the puck touched his [...]
First, we'll just show you the hit...
Eric Gryba on Lars Eller...
Gryba ended up with an interference penalty and a game misconduct...
Eller bled like a stuck pig, was taken to hospital where CBC's Cassie Campbell-Pascall relayed that Eller has both face and neck injuries, but is under observation where he'll stay for the night...
Apparently, the front page of this morning's Ottawa Sun is causing a stir in Canada.
Today In Tastefulness: Ottawa newspaper mocks a bloodied & concussed Lars Eller on cover. (Pic) bit.ly/18yXi5Y
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Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba was suspended for two games by the NHL on Friday for his crushing hit on Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Gryba caught Eller with his head down at the Montreal blue line Thursday night in the second period of the Senators' 4-2 victory. Eller crashed face-first to the ice, and was bleeding...