Apr 11, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Andre Benoit (61) passes the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Avalanche vs Wild: Nino Niederreiter hits Andre Benoit along boards, wobbly getting up (GIF)


During the second period of the playoff game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter laid into Colorado’s Andre Benoit along the boards. Benoit  fell flat on his back and laid there.

When he got up he was wobbly and had to be helped to the ice.

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Benoit later returned to the ice.

Allowing Benoit back on the ice met with some criticism.

 

And apparently the Wild fans booed him.

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