Scary incident tonight in Columbus as the Oilers’ Taylor Hall was caught sliding along the ice in the pre-game skate against the Blue Jackets. Hall caught an edge at about the faceoff dot and went sliding into the sideboards. He wasn’t wearing his helmet and his face was exposed.
This obviously happens everyday in at least one game, but the situation got problematic for Hall when Corey Potter came skating along and got tangled up with Hall. Potter tried making it over top of the pile of bodies and couldn’t and the end result was him stepping on Hall’s face with his right skate.
Here is the video – you don’t see blood or anything but it’s definitely uncomfortable to watch.
Hall obviously didn’t play in tonight’s game after the incident and has reportedly received over 30 stitches to seal up the gash.
No word on whether the Oilers are waiting until after the game to cut Corey Potter or if it has been done already.