Evander Kane: Ice hockey star ‘secure’ after opponent by accident skates over his wrist


Edmonton Oilers ahead Evander Kane was rushed to the hospital after struggling a deep reduce to his left wrist throughout his group’s win in opposition to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old sustained the harm within the second interval after he fell to the ice throughout a collision. Within the ensuing scramble for the puck, opponent Pat Maroon by accident skated over Kane’s wrist and a pool of blood immediately shaped on the ice.

A clearly involved Kane instantly obtained up and rushed to the medical employees holding his wrist. He was later admitted to the hospital.

“After suffering a wrist injury early in the second period, Evander Kane is stable and has been transported to hospital for a procedure later this evening,” the Oilers said on Twitter shortly after the incident.

The Oilers went on to earn a hard-fought victory on the Amalie Enviornment in Florida, however the group’s ideas had been with Kane after the sport.

“First and foremost, everyone on our team, everyone in our organization […] are thinking about Evander Kane,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft told reporters.

“When an accident like that occurs on the ice, that’s the place our first thought is. It’s by no means enjoyable to see one in all your teammates in that sort of place.

“Shout out to the nice medical employees that we’ve in our group and folks right here on the area who had been fast to reply and to verify he’s okay.

“The news that I’ve received so far, and it’s very limited, is that he’s in a good spot and he’s getting well taken care of.”

Gamers near Kane regarded shocked by the harm and plenty of beckoned for medical employees to hurry to his help.

“The medical staff were amazing and got him the help he needed right away, so we’re very thankful,” goaltender Jack Campbell informed reporters.

In keeping with NHL.com, Kane signed a four-year deal value $20.5 million earlier this 12 months. He at present has 5 objectives and eight assists in 13 video games this season.