Senators’ Sabourin Taken off Ice on Stretcher After Collision

Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Scott Sabourin

BOSTON — Ottawa Senators forward Scott Sabourin has been taken from the ice on a stretcher with his head immobilized after a collision with Boston Bruins forward David Backes early in the first period of Saturday night’s game between the Senators and Bruins.

Sabourin skated up to make a hit on Backes when the players’ helmets collided. Sabourin immediately feel to the ice, appearing to be unconscious, and he lay motionless for a brief period.

Medical staff from both teams rushed to Sabourin, and a Bruins’ trainer quickly signalled for a stretcher. There was a large blood spot on the ice under Sabourin’s face.

Scott Sabourin Ottawa Senators
Scott Sabourin, Ottawa Senators (Courtesy Ottawa Senators)

TV cameras showed Backes visibly upset, looking as if he was fighting back tears, as he watched medical personnel attend to Sabourin. An Ottawa player could be seen consoling Backes, putting his glove on his shoulder.

Fans gave Sabourin a loud ovation when he was taken from the ice. Backes went to the dressing room after Sabourin was wheeled off.

There was no immediate word on Sabourin’s injury or condition. There was no word on why Backes left the ice.

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Ken Powtak, The Associated Press







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