Found April 02, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
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YouTube As if we haven’t seen enough players taken off on stretchers recently (get well, Kevin Ware).  During Tuesday’s Carolina Hurricanes-Washington Capitals tilt, Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen was chasing down an icing when he went awkwardly into the boards and crumpled to the ground. He and Caps forward Troy Brouwer were hustling in to beat the other to the puck. There was no immediate word on Pitkanen’s injury, but it appears to be a leg injury of some sort.  Or in hockey, it’s known simply as a “lower body” injury. And just so you know, you won’t see any of his bones sticking out of Pitkanen’s skin.
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