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Maple Leafs' Daniel Winnik taken off ice on a stretcher

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After a big hit by Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda, Winnik fell to the ice on his head.

Daniel Winnik falls on his head after a hit from Jan Hejda
Daniel Winnik falls on his head after a hit from Jan Hejda

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:

There was even better news after the game: