Vegas Golden Knights forward Brett Howden is in stable condition after being carried off the ice against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
With three minutes left in the first period, Howden was sent headlong into the gang after a strike from Predators forward Filip Forsberg.
Howden lost his footing seconds before the terrifying moment, leaving the 23-year-old forward in a vulnerable position.
Forsberg landed on Howden and was immediately concerned and drove back to check on the former New York Ranger.
Officials did not fine Forsberg for the game.
Amid the silence of the crowd, emergency officers charged across the ice and tended to Howden.
Howden appeared to be conscious when he was helped off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital. The Golden Knights said Howden will undergo further diagnostics and investigations.
“We just hope he’s okay,” says Predators captain Roman Josi said Bally Sports during the first break. “It’s a player’s health. That’s the most important. It was definitely shocking. We just hope that he is doing well and that he can recover quickly.
Golden Knight head coach Pete DeBoer revealed after the game Howden was on the move. Howden avoided injuries to his neck and spine, after the Golden Knights.
Howden is in his debut season with the Golden Knights, where he has 20 points in 46 games. He spent the first three years of his NHL career with the Rangers until his trade last July.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/25/golden-knights-brett-howden-stretchered-off-ice-after-hit-against-nashville-predators/ Golden Knights’ Brett Howden came off the ice after scoring against the Nashville Predators