PITTSBURGH (AP) -Boston Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward was taken to a hospital with a neck injury after being hurt early in the second period of a game against the Penguins on Wednesday night.
Ward was not bleeding when he left the ice and did not leave on a stretcher, but the team was not immediately certain of the extent of his injury.
Ward was skating into Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar near the end boards when Gonchar got either his forearm or his stick up and accidentally struck Ward in the neck.
Gonchar was not attempting to hurt Ward and there was no penalty called on the play, which occurred about 4 minutes into the second period.
Ward has four goals and five assists in 43 games for Boston. He missed 13 games with a concussion and had ankle and foot injuries earlier this season.
Wednesday.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Capitals vs. Penguins Game 4 Pick The Washington Capitals hope to even up their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight...
Thumbnail Can Blues' Tarasenko bust out vs. Stars? On the heels of their first victory in second-round action since 2002, the Blues hope to keep the momentum going in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 against the...
Thumbnail Sharks vs. Predators Game 3 Pick The San Jose Sharks head East to face the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of their series tonight at 9PM ET....
Thumbnail Sharks about to land knockout blow vs. Preds? Joe Thornton’s efforts continue to be of the jumbo-sized variety. Can the Sharks’ longtime anchor at center play an even bigger role, though, in Game 3...
Thumbnail Isles to maintain home dominance over Tampa? The Lightning’s road woes against the Islanders are well-documented. With a couple of key role players set to return to the lineup tonight, New York aims to...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Capitals vs. Penguins Game 4 Pick The Washington Capitals hope to even up their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight...
Thumbnail Can Blues' Tarasenko bust out vs. Stars? On the heels of their first victory in second-round action since 2002, the Blues hope to keep the momentum going in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 against the...
Thumbnail Sharks vs. Predators Game 3 Pick The San Jose Sharks head East to face the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of their series tonight at 9PM ET....
Thumbnail Sharks about to land knockout blow vs. Preds? Joe Thornton’s efforts continue to be of the jumbo-sized variety. Can the Sharks’ longtime anchor at center play an even bigger role, though, in Game 3...
Thumbnail Isles to maintain home dominance over Tampa? The Lightning’s road woes against the Islanders are well-documented. With a couple of key role players set to return to the lineup tonight, New York aims to...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages