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.
broadcast didn’t show a good view of the beaulieu injury but.. pic.twitter.com/J604LluAeU
— hayley (@raaaleigh) November 23, 2016
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.
Therrien has spoken to team dr’s about Nathan Beaulieu’s status. The preliminary report is that he seems fine. #TSN690
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) November 23, 2016