Friday, October 11, 2013

Cody Franson takes nasty hit into stanchion from Mike Fisher: (VIDEO)

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson suffered a cut to his nose, but seems to have avoided a more serious injury after being shoved into a stanchion Thursday night, according to USA Today. That’s great news after he was the victim of the scary hit by Mike Fisher during Toronto’s match against the Nashville Predators.

Fisher pushed Franson from behind into stanchion, causing Franson to collapse to the ice. When he got up on his own strength, he left behind a pool of blood:

Fisher was given five minutes for boarding and a game misconduct for his actions, which “surprised” him, according to the Tennessean’s Joshua Cooper. As far as Fisher is concerned, it was a hockey play. He added that he didn’t intend to cause an injury.

Regardless, it brought back vivid memories of when Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara delivered a similar hit to Max Pacioretty in March 2011. That scary hit left Pacioretty with a broken vertebrae.

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