Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki was stretchered off the ice and despatched to the hospital on Saturday evening after a nasty collision alongside the boards with Philadelphia Flyers ahead Morgan Frost.
The incident occurred early within the second interval when each Borowiecki and Frost skated into the nook of the Predators’ zone whereas chasing the puck. Borowiecki reached the puck first, and Frost made contact with him alongside the boards proper within the numbers, and Borowiecki collapsed on the ice, needing a stretcher to get off. Frost didn’t obtain a penalty for the infraction, though he did get one a few minutes later for smothering the puck. The Predators would find yourself dropping this sport to Flyers 3-1.
The Predators later supplied an replace that Borowiecki was despatched to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for additional testing and remark. While there aren’t any updates on the time on what accidents he suffered, the Preds confirmed that he was aware and had motion in all of his extremities.
This was Borowiecki’s fourth sport of the season for the Preds, and he at present has no factors on the yr. However, he’s not likely recognized for his offense, as he has simply 15 targets, 41 assists, and 56 factors in 458 profession video games between the Predators and the Ottawa Senators. He additionally has but to attain a aim in his three seasons as a Predator, and hasn’t scored since February 1st, 2020.
While dropping depth is rarely a great factor, particularly in the way in which that Borowiecki was injured, the Predators at present have the choices to climate the storm whereas he recovers. Borowiecki wasn’t a full time possibility for the Preds, as he was rotating out and in of the lineup with Jeremy Lauzon. He will possible get into many of the video games in Borowiecki’s absence because the Preds look to finish their 5 sport dropping streak after a 2-0 begin to the season in Prague.