Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin stretchered off ice after awkward fall

Jake Muzzin left Game 2 on a stretcher after falling awkwardly into a Blue Jackets player. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)Jake Muzzin left Game 2 on a stretcher after falling awkwardly into a Blue Jackets player. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)
Jake Muzzin left Game 2 on a stretcher after falling awkwardly into a Blue Jackets player. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

The Maple Leafs had a big bounce-back win in Game 2 of their series against the Blue Jackets, but a big win was marred by a terrifying incident with less than two minutes left in the contest.

As the time ticked down in the final frame, Leafs blueliner Jake Muzzin lost his footing coming around the Toronto net before falling awkwardly and knocking his head and neck off Oliver Bjorkstrand’s body.

Muzzin stayed on the ice for what seemed like an eternity as he laid pretty much motionless while paramedics and team doctors examined him in front of an eerily empty and silent Scotiabank Arena.

When Muzzin was finally loaded up onto the stretcher, he was carted off the ice to stick taps from both benches and a pat from his partner Justin Holl.

There’s no word on Muzzin’s condition as of this writing.

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