Washington Post/Several Outlets: Report North Dakota freshman forward Brock Nelson left the NCAA semifinal game against Michigan on a stretcher after crashing into the boards with his back, and he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
He was flat on the ice in pain for a few minutes before climbing to all fours, with movement in all of his extremities, but he was wobbly and not ready to rise. Medical staff members then helped immobilize him and carry him off, as the crowd at Xcel Energy Center gave Nelson a standing ovation.
Update: Nelson was hospitalized for precautionary reasons due to a lower-body injury, North Dakota sports information director Jayson Hajdu said here.
The good news is he was able to move his body.
As for this writing no players have been signed as Matt Campanale, who could only play the one game in Boston per rules. Unless a change in the health status of the contracted injured player here or in Bridgeport a similar type of transaction with another player will be required.
Bridgeport has games Friday, Saturday and Sunday to conclude it's season so depth is not available unless someone returns from injury.
In terms of the NHL lottery Ottawa defeated Montreal Thusday in a three point game, the Senators control ROW which means they technically lead the Islanders by three points, one point lost by New York or gained by Ottawa relegates the Islanders to no higher than 27th.
The tie-breakers with Florida (if pts/ROW tied after game 82) favor Florida with one more head to head point.
All articles twittered from Thursday with comments from Garth Snow on his team moving forward/game against Pittsburgh as players on both sides commented.
Pittsburgh wins this game they can pass Philadelphia for first place in the division by one point. In short, this game is huge for Pittsburgh and could be just as huge for the Flyers Saturday.
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