Leafs D Paul Ranger stretchered off the ice after hit from behind by Lightning F Alex Killorn

by Mar 19, 7:56 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger was hit from behind by Lightning forward Alex Killorn late in the first period of Wednesday night's game between the Lightning and the Maple Leafs. Ranger remained prone on the ice for an extended period of time, and was attended to by the training staffs of both teams. Ultimately the on-ice officials ended the period early, and Ranger was stretchered off the ice.

Here's the hit on which Ranger was injured:

[Courtesy TSN]

Killorn was assessed a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. 

It took a long time for Ranger to be moved safely off of the ice...

According to Darren Dreger, the Department of Player Safety has begun the process of reviewing Killorn's hit but are "not convinced" that further discipline is necessary.

Feature photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Getty