Apr 12, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Matt Hackett (31) is wheeled off the ice on a stretcher after being injured against the Boston Bruins during the third period at TD Garden. The Bruins won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres G Matt Hackett taken off on stretcher (GIF)


The 2013-2014 season can’t come to an end soon enough for the woeful Buffalo Sabres, owners of the worst record in the NHL with 51 points, 15 fewer than the next team, and they experienced a scary scene in their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins as goaltender Matt Hackett had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Buffalo’s top goalie prospect was injured when Bruins defenseman Torey Krug collided with Hackett and landed hard on his right leg after he was in a collision with Sabres defenseman Jamie McBain with 11:35 left in the third period on Saturday.

Here’s the gif of the incident courtesy @PaulBlackburn.

GIF: Matt Hackett stretchered off with a leg injury after Tor... on Twitpic

Hackett, 24, would lay face-down on the ice for nearly five minutes as medical personnel attended to him and they later took him off the ice on a stretcher. There was no immediate word on the severity of Hackett’s injury, but the Sabres team account tweeted this after the injury.

This was the second scary incident in this game that saw the Boston Bruins clinch the President’s Trophy as Daniel Paille took a vicious hit from Jake McCabe.

Hackett was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Wild that send Jason Pominville to the Wild earlier this season. He was 1-5-1 with a .912 save percentage and 3.02 goals-against average in eight games.

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