Blackhawks: Trevor Daley exits game early after scary collision


The scene was a scary one, with Trevor Daley lying prone after taking a knee to the head.

While his status isn't known right now, it was at least a good sign that the Blackhawks defenseman went off the ice on his own and not on the stretcher that was brought out for him.

Daley left the game with an upper-body injury after taking a knee to the head/neck area, and coach Joel Quenneville didn’t have much of an update immediately following the Blackhawks’ 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

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Daley had just taken a feed from Corey Crawford and passed up ice at the 10:44 mark of the second period. As Daley did he was leaning forward and Chris Thorburn’s knee caught the Blackhawks defenseman in the head/neck area. Daley was down for several moments and the Blackhawks brought a stretcher onto the ice. Daley, however, skated off on his own power, albeit gingerly.

Quenneville did not believe Daley went to the hospital; Quenneville added that he should know more about Daley on Monday.

“It’s something you don’t want to see. It occurs rarely but when it does it hits you in the pit of your stomach,” Quenneville said. “You have your fingers crossed, you hope for the best and seeing him come off the ice on his own power was certainly better news.”

The energy seemed to leave the game for the rest of the second period before the Blackhawks scored two in the third.

“That’s pretty scary,” Corey Crawford said. “I didn’t see what happened, how it happened, but you see him lying on the ice and he wasn’t moving much. I mean, you never want to see that happen to one of your teammates or one of the players on the other team. Everyone plays hard but those type of situations are always scary.”

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