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. Eller suffered a serious injury and the video reflects it. There's a significant amount of blood.
The hit occurred as Eller was attempting to collect a pass as the Canadiens worked to exit their own zone. Gryba stepped up, lowering his shoulder into the upper-body and head of Eller. The video above doesn't show it, but Eller needed a stretcher to get off the ice, continuing to spurt blood. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries to the head and face.
Gryba earned a 5-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for the hit. Does he deserve additional NHL discipline? That's the d...