Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 2/24/15
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Toronto Maple Leafs' defender Paul Ranger left the ice on a stretcher and was taken to a local hospital during tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.With 4.1 seconds left in the period, Lightning forward Alex Killorn boarded Ranger. Ranger was retrieving the puck in the defensive zone after a Lightning dump-in when Killorn hit him from behind into the end boards, causing him to go head first into the boards. Ranger was conscious and remained on the ice for almost 10 minutes, moving his legs but not much else. The hit can be seen below:Source: Sporting NewsKillorn was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding and game misconduct and now faces a possible suspension from the NHL Division of Player Safety.The Leafs announced on Twitter that Ranger was stable, conscious and alert and taken to the hospital for precautionary measures and assessment.Paul Ranger was taken to local hospital for precautionary assessment this evening during tonight's game. He is stable, conscio...
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