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Sharks Matt Tennyson knocked unconscious on illegal hit into the boards

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The Blues might not be seeing Ryan Reaves for a few games.

The NHL has had a recent bad stretch of injured players due to high hits. Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh got hammered twice in the span of a few weeks and is still out of New York's lineup. Then, Bobby Farnham was leveled by Radko Gudas with a high elbow just last week.

Now, Matt Tennyson of the Sharks is the latest NHL player to go down on a high hit, and this one isn't pretty.

Ryan Reaves of the Blues is the offending player on the hit, who went into Tennyson hard with an elbow. Though the hit is centered around Tennyson's lower back, the defenseman's head and shoulders hit the glass hard, knocking him out almost as soon as his head hits the glass.

The way Tennyson's head hits the ice is also troubling, as he was clearly out of it and had no chance to recover himself before falling hard on the back of his head.

Reaves received a major penalty and game misconduct for the hit. Tennyson thankfully regained consciousness and was helped off to the locker room by trainers, sporting a cut to the side of his head.