Sport Danault stretchered off ice after taking Chara slap shot to head

05:55  14 january  2018
05:55  14 january  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Canadiens forward Phillip Danault was stretchered off the Bell Centre ice on Saturday after taking a Zdeno Chara slap shot to the head . With less than two minutes remaining in the second period, Chara one-timed a puck that sailed on him and caught Danault around the earpiece of his helmet.

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A scary scene developed late in the second period of Saturday's game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara fired a slap shot that struck Canadiens center Phillip Danault in the side of the head.

Danault dropped to the ice, and was eventually stretchered off after a lengthy examination and deliberation by team doctors. The incident occurred with 1:37 left in the frame. Players were sent off for an early intermission.

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MONTREAL -- Canadiens center Phillip Danault was stretchered off the ice after he was hit in the head by a slap shot from Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara . The team said he had a head injury and was taken to a hospital for further examination.

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Chara, it should be noted, waited by Danault's side as he was being tended to and offered a quiet word as he was leaving the ice.

Jim Hughson of "Hockey Night in Canada" reported Chara's shot was measured at 123 kilometers per hour - or 76.4 mph.

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