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Rangers Player Collapses On Bench In AHL Playoff Game

A Hartford Wolf Pack player passed out during a playoff game against the Hershey Bears.

After being traded from the Avalanche earlier this year, Anton Blidh, who plays on a two-way deal with the New York Rangers, passed out with less than three minutes remaining in the opening frame.

Blidh, who has played in 84 NHL games in his career, was carried off the ice on a stretcher after it appeared that he was unable to do so on his own.

Hartford and Hershey went to an early intermission, and the final 2:39 of the first was decided to be added on to the second period.

According to the Wolf Pack’s Twitter, Blidh miraculously returned to the game in the second period after receiving medical attention.

Many unfortunate incidents such as these have occurred in hockey, and thankfully, the best outcome was had.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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