Dion Phaneuf takes out James van Riemsdyk

Dion Phaneuf delivered the biggest hit of the night. Unfortunately it was on one of his teammates.

The Toronto Maple Leafs were already down 4-1 and getting completely dominated by the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

And then things really started to get bad.

Early in the third period Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf injured his own teammate when he missed his intended target, Sharks forward Patrick Marleau, and accidentally took out James van Riemsdyk.

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Van Riemsdyk was shaken up on the play and had to leave the game before later returning. Seeing as how he has a history of concussions and was on the receiving end of that hit (not to mention the fact that the game was already pretty much decided) it seemed to be a bit of an unnecessary risk to put him back in.

In 64 games this season van Riemsdyk has 26 goals to go with 27 assists.

(GIF via @Drhabs)

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