Daniel Sedin taken off ice on stretcher after brutal hit

Apr 13, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin (22) is taken by stretcher off the ice after a hit by the Calgary Flames during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday night in Vancouver, there was a scary scene on the ice when Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin took a vicious hit from Paul Byron of the Calgary Flames up against the boards. Sedin was taken off of the ice on a stretcher after his head was crushed against the boards.

There is some good news, however, with former NHL executive John Shannon said that Sedin is moving all of his extremities.

Byron received a game misconduct for the hit.

You can see a GIF of the violent hit below, via Twitter (@myregularface):

It is unfortunate to see an injury like this in a meaningless game at the end of the season.

We would like to send our thoughts and best wishes to Sedin and hope that he has a full and speedy recovery.

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