Vegas Golden Knights ahead Nolan Patrick was compelled to go away a sport in opposition to the Avalanche Wednesday after MacKinnon hit him within the head together with his shoulder. MacKinnon was given a two-minute minor for interference on the play and remained within the sport.
The incident is a scary one however turns into worse on account of the truth that Patrick has been coping with head accidents for many of his profession. The accidents saved him off the ice for the whole 2019-20 season with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Vegas acquired him in a three-team commerce over the summer season that additionally noticed Ryan Ellis go from the Nashville Predators to Philadelphia.
“Clearly, accidents are a part of the sport, and my concussion was clearly a troublesome one preserving me out that lengthy,” Patrick mentioned after the commerce, in accordance to The Athletic. “It was a reasonably scary time, however I’m glad to be wholesome now.”
The Golden Knights didn’t have an instantaneous replace on Patrick’s situation Wednesday.