There was moment of silence on the ice during the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs game Thursday night.
Leafs captain, John Tavares suffered a major injury after colliding with Montreal’s Ben Chiarot.
The 30-year old was then hit in the head by Corey Perry’s knee while he was on the floor.
Tavares looked lifeless on the ice rink as players from both sides including coaches and medical staff surrounded him.
Medics placed Tavares on a stretcher and as he was carried from the rink, he gave a ‘thumbs up,’ as players hit the ice with their hockey stick.
Tavares Released From The Hospital
On Friday afternoon, the Maple Leafs put out a statement regarding Tavares’ condition.
The 30-year old has been discharged from St. Michael’s Hospital.
According to the statement, Tavares was carefully examined by the neurological team.
However, he will not be playing for the rest of the season.
The incident can be seen as a freak accident.
Perry explained to the media that he tried to jump over Tavares.
Both Perry and Tavares are good friends, who have both played for the Canadian Olympic team who won gold in 2014.