Max Pacioretty Hit by Chara

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins last night, March 8th.  If you missed that then you also missed the huge hit by Bruins defencemen, Zdeno Chara.  Chara nailed Habs player, Max Pacioretty into the glass.  He was given a 5 minute major and a game misconduct.  The NHL felt that the hit was not intentional and no further disciplinary action will be taken.  Pacioretty is left with a fractured vertebrae and a severe concussion, he is sidelined indefinitely.


Updates:

  • Montreal police will conduct a criminal investigation into the on-ice hit that sent Habs forward Max Pacioretty to hospital with a broken vertebra and concussion.
  • Major NHL sponsor Air Canada threatened to withdraw its sponsorship unless the league moves to impose sanctions to reduce potential serious injuries.




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