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Niagara Goalie Tucker Tynan Suffers Gruesome Injury After Skate Cuts Leg Open

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2019

A puck sits on the ice before a face-off in the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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A devastating injury to a goalie was enough to stop a youth game in the Ontario Hockey League.

Niagara IceDogs goalie Tucker Tynan, 17, was badly cut in the leg by an opposing player's skate after a collision in the crease. The London Knights player slid feet first toward the goal after being knocked down on the way to the net.

The second-period incident was captured on video as the game was immediately halted (warning: video contains graphic content).

Tynan was taken off the ice on a stretcher and immediately taken to the hospital.

The team announced a few hours later that the surgery was a success, and he is in stable condition.

Both teams left the ice after the gruesome injury, and play never resumed.

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