Toronto Maple Leafs forward Daniel Winnik was taken from the ice on a stretcher following a first-period collision.
Winnik took a heavy hit from Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda and fell to the Pepsi Center ice on his head. Winnik laid there motionless and needed to leave the ice on a stretcher.
Despite how awful that looked, there is good news:
Daniel Winnik is alert and moving. He is currently being evaluated by the Leafs' team doctor. #TMLtalk— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) November 7, 2014
There was even better news after the game:
Daniel Winnik was up and walking around after coming off the ice. Talked to team after the first.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) November 7, 2014
Carlyle says Winnik is 100% fine.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) November 7, 2014