Beaulieu takes puck to neck, transported to hospital as precaution

Five minutes into the second period, Montreal Canadiens forward Nathan Beaulieu was hit with a shot in the throat. Incredibly he finished his shift before leaving the ice and going straight into the locker room.

The Canadiens quickly announced that he would not return with an upper-body injury. It was later reported by TSN 690 that Beaulieu was transported to an area hospital as a precaution and confirmed by the team.

Upon seeing a closer replay, he’s lucky he’s not seriously injured.


Beaulieu is skating backwards as Derick Brassard pushes forward with the puck. Brassard quickly pulls the puck back and snaps a shot off. The puck goes directly into Beaulieu’s throat/neck area.

Hopefully all the tests will come back normal and Beaulieu will be back on the ice soon. We’ll update this post if there is any more news tonight.

The Canadiens went on to lose 4-3 to the Ottawa Senators. It was the Habs first regulation loss at home of the season.