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.
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.
Matt Hackett never left the arena and will return to Buffalo with the team. #sabres -CR
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 12, 2014
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.