The incident occured midway through the second period. Nugent-Hopkins had his back turned as he went after the puck in the corner, and as he spun around Clifford came barreling in for a check. Nugent-Hopkins couldn't get out of the way fast enough, and the two players collided knee-on-knee.
Clifford didn't receive any penalty for the hit. As bad as the play looked, Nugent-Hopkins returned to the ice a mere 10 minutes later and Oilers fans everywhere breathed a huge sigh of relief.
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