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Avalanche Forward Injured After Scary Hit From Behind Against the San Jose Sharks

Published December 18, 2023 at 12:29

This Avalanche forward was ushered to the dressing room after receiving a scary hit from behind during the game against the San Jose Sharks last night.

Cogliano Taken to Dressing Room After Scary Hit From Behind

The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for another Cup run this year, as they sit near the top of the Western Conference standings. To do so, however, they will need to stay healthy.

Unfortunately, that wasn't the case last night against the San Jose Sharks, as Andrew Cogliano received a scary hit from behind from Jack Studnicka.

Cogliano has gone to the locker room after taking a hit

Luckily for the Avalanche, Cogliano returned to the game after the scary hit, avoiding serious injury on the play.

NHL Having a Serious Hitting From Behind Issue This Year

The NHL has seen several scary hits from behind this year, which is concerning as the game gets faster and faster. NHL Player Safety has been inconsistent with its punishments for the hits, as well, creating uncertainty around what the League thinks is okay and what isn't.

NHL loves hits from behind. Absolutely ridiculous the shit they allow on plays like this.

Clearly, the NHL will have to take a stand on this type of play, and consistently enforce whatever punishment they deem to be deserved from the hit. Luckily for the Avalanche, this time it didn't end up with an injury.
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Avalanche Forward Injured After Scary Hit From Behind Against the San Jose Sharks

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