Nathan MacKinnon hit forces Avalanche star to leave game in win over Sharks
The Colorado Avalanche downs the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Wednesday night, but the win came with an injured player on the ice.
Nathan MacKinnon took a hit from Sharks winger Joachim Blichfeld in the third period that sent him to the ice.
Blichfeld caught MacKinnon with an illegal check to the head while crossing back to the bench.
Watch the hit on MacKinnon below.
Match penalty assessed to Joachim Blichfeld for an illegal check to the head of MacKinnon. Not enough of the body and main contact is the head. MacKinnon to the room pic.twitter.com/AHVOZrV9eD
— NHL Safety Watch (@NHLSafetyWatch) March 4, 2021