Taylor Hall Takes a Skate to the Face During Warmups (Video)
There have been plenty of instances of pulled hamstrings and tweaked muscles during hockey warmups, but never can I remember someone taking a teammate’s skate to the face. Unfortunately, that happened this week. While the Edmonton Oilers were getting loose before their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night, forward Taylor Hall fell and went sliding across the ice along the boards. He took down teammate Ladislav Smid in the process, which forced Corey Potter to have to try to hurdle both of them instead of skating into them. In hindsight, he should have just stayed on his feet. Check out this video that Puck Daddy shared with us:
Luckily it sounds like Hall avoided serious injury. Rather than going to the hospital he was stitched up by a plastic surgeon in the dressing room. He still had to be scratched from the game. We’ve seen guys take pucks to the face or the side of the head before, but a guy taking a skate to the face during warmups is a new concept. Let’s hope it becomes an old one, too.