DEVELOPING: Kevin Fiala Update On Gruesome Wednesday Injury


((HT: Sportsnet/NHL on NBCSN))

Let's put it this way, if you're not into serious injuries... Don't watch what happened last night as Nashville Predators defenceman Kevin Fiala went into the boards chasing a puck with the St. Louis Blues Robert Bortuzzo...

A broken femur and damage to his femoral artery were the early reports...

The Predators issued a Thursday morning press release where President/GM David Poile said the following:

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile gave this update on Thursday on the condition of forward Kevin Fiala.

"During last night's game, Kevin Fiala sustained a fracture of his left femur. He underwent successful surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and is resting comfortably. He is extremely disappointed that he will not be able to help his teammates in their quest for the Stanley Cup, but is looking forward to starting his rehabilitation upon his return to Nashville. The Predators organization would like to thank the St. Louis Blues Medical Team, especially Head Trainer Ray Barile, Drs. Rick Wright and William Ricci, as well as the nurses and personnel at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital for their outstanding care."

More when we know more...

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