Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom had to leave early in the first period on Wednesday night shortly after he was on the receiving end of a brutal hit from Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri.
Kadri was given a two-minute minor for goaltender interference, which seems like an understatement.
Backstrom initially stayed in the game but ended up leaving a few minutes later. He was replaced by Josh Harding.
In six games this season Backstrom has a .871 save percentage to go with a 1-1-2 record for the Wild.
The fact Backstrom had to leave the game probably isn't going to help Kadri when it comes to any potential discipline from the league.