|Gonchar, Malone injured during Game 5's 2nd period|
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|Monday, 02 June 2008 16:03|
Gonchar lost his balance and fell headfirst into the end boards while chasing a 2-on-1 Red Wings breakout. The veteran defenseman was helped up by trainers and taken to the locker room.
Not long after, Malone was struck in the face by a slap shot by Hal Gill. He rushed off the ice with blood dripping into a towel.
It was not immediately clear whether they would return for the final period or the extent of their injuries. Pittsburgh led the game 2-1. Detroit leads the series 3-1.