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Arturri Lehkonen victim of a violent body check that forced him to leave the match and go to hospital

Published November 10, 2023 at 8:53
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Arturri Lehkonen was unable to finish the match against the Kraken after a violent body check forced him to go to hospital.

In the second period of the Avalanche-Kraken game, Lehkonen tried to break through to the net, but before he could get to the goalie, the colossus Jamie Oleksiak was waiting for him with a big shoulder.

The former Canadiens player then hit the boards hard, head first on impact. The Finn lay on the ice for a long time before leaving with the help of his team-mates.




As a precautionary measure, the forward was taken to hospital for assessment. It was also clarified that he had control of all his senses and limbs.

We'll see what happens next, as Lehkonen is an important cog in the Avalanche's wheel. The former CH player has 8 points in 12 games and is coming off his best season ever with the Colorado-based outfit.
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