MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jaroslav Spacek briefly left Game 6 against Boston after being driven into the boards by Bruins forward Milan Lucic.
Lucic hit Spacek from behind early in the second period Tuesday night, with the Montreal player going face-first into the glass.READ MORE: How To Get An Appointment When COVID Vaccines Open For Mass. Residents 16+
Spacek was bleeding and laid on the ice in obvious pain before he was attended to by a trainer and helped off. He later returned to the Canadiens’ bench.READ MORE: Vehicle Inspections Will Resume At Most Massachusetts Locations Saturday
Lucic received a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct and was ejected from the game.
The two teams have a history of bad blood, most recently exemplified by Boston captain Zdeno Chara’s hit on Max Pacioretty in a game in Montreal during the regular season. The Canadiens forward sustained a concussion and a cracked vertebra.MORE NEWS: Pet Spa, Food Locker Among Amenities Added To Apartment Buildings During Pandemic
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