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(Updated) Hallander Stretchered Off Ice During Wilkes-Barre game



Pittsburgh Penguins, Filip Hallander

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Filip Hallander was taken off the ice on a stretcher Friday late in a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton game after he apparently hit his head falling backward.

According to accounts and posted video and photos, late in the third period the winger got tangled along the boards near the left corner and fell backward. Players immediately signaled for trainers, who immobilized Hallander and eventually took him off on a stretcher.

Saturday morning, the team issued an update. Hallander underwent testing at a hospital, was released and is at home resting.

The final 1:12 was not played, leaving Charlotte with a 4-2 win over the Penguins in Wilkes-Barre.

Hallander, 22, was a Penguins second-round draft pick in 2018. He played in two NHL games earlier this season, one last season (his first in North America), with no points.

With WBS this year, he has eight goals, 25 points in 26 games.


Shelly is a columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson