A Brutal And Illegal Hit Left A Hockey Player In A Pool Of Blood

Eric Gryba of Ottawa delivered a brutal hit on Lars Eller in game one of their opening round series against the Canadiens.

Gryba’s shoulder connected with Eller’s face as he was receiving a pass from a teammate. The hit caused facial fractures and left Eller lying on the ice in a pool of his own blood. He was later carted off and taken to a hospital where he stayed overnight.

Gryba was given a game misconduct penalty and ejected from the game. With the NHL trying to eliminate hits to the head, Gryba is also likely facing a stiff suspension…

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