Minnesota Wild star Kirill Kaprizov left the game Thursday after a questionable strike by Boston Bruins forward Trent Frederic.
It’s never a good thing when one of the NHL’s top players is out due to injury. Such was the case with Minnesota Wild forward Kirill Karpizov during Thursday night’s game against the Boston Bruins.
During the second, Kaprizov entangled Bruins defender Matt Grzelcyk, sending him falling towards the chessboard. That’s when Boston forward Trent Frederic made contact with Kaprizov, causing him to fall face-first.
After the collision, Kaprizov came out and had to ask for help to get into the dressing room.
Kirill Kaprizov left the game after it from Trent Frederic
Kaprizov did not return to the game with what was described as an upper body injury. There were no official updates after the game, but head coach Dean Evason gave his thoughts on Frederic’s hit. You can read his quote below, courtesy of Michael Russo of The Athletic.
As for Frederic, he received a light penalty when he boarded the plane, but also received a 5-minute main penalty for hitting Dimitry Kulikov. Frederic will fight in the third round with Marcus Foligno, and assume he doesn’t win that fight.
Regardless of whether Frederic is judged as punishment by the federation, all eyes will be on whether Kaprizov will miss any time soon.
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