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Saku Koivu injury: Ducks forward exits game after Brandon Dubinsky hit

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Koivu will not return to the game after a scary incident.

Kirk Irwin

Another night, another questionable hit in the NHL.

Anaheim Ducks forward Saku Koivu left Sunday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after taking a dangerous hit from Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky.

As the Ducks were moving into the offensive zone late in the second period, Dubinsky stepped up and leveled Koivu. Koivu managed to get off the ice and head to the locker room with some assistance from Ducks trainers.

Here's video of the play.

The Ducks updated Koivu's status during the third period:

Dubinsky was given a game misconduct and sent to the showers early. Expect the NHL Department of Player Safety to get in touch with Dubinsky later this week.

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