Screenshot: Sportsnet

New Jersey Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller was taken out of tonight’s game against the Flames on a stretcher, after he crashed into the boards behind the net during the third period.

Mueller was racing towards the goal and looking to score off a pass from Travis Zajac on a two-on-one, but after the puck went wide and behind the net, Mueller and Flames winger Michael Frolik both went down and into the end boards. Mueller’s head and left shoulder area appeared to get the worst of it.

Advertisement

Mueller stayed disturbingly motionless on his stomach as the medical staff came out on the ice, but soon showed movement. As he was loaded onto the stretcher, he was clearly conscious, and while he was taken off the ice, he gave the thumbs up sign to the fans.