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Niagara IceDogs goalie Tucker Tynan had successful surgery and is in stable condition at the hospital after being severely cut in the leg by a skate during Thursday night’s game against the London Knights, the IceDogs announced.
After a collision with a Knights player near the crease, Tynan, 17, went down bleeding profusely from his right leg, and was tended to on the ice for about 10 minutes by trainers and paramedics.
Due to the seriousness of the injury, the Ontario Hockey League and the team announced shortly after the incident that the game would not go on.
“Tonight’s game against the London Knights has been postponed in consideration of players, staff, and fans due to the severity of the injury to Tucker Tynan,” the team announced via a press release later on Thursday.
The OHL added that “the game has been postponed and will be rescheduled a later date.”
The incident happened 40 seconds into the second period. As the goalie was stretchered off, his teammates skated behind him and the crowd showed their support.
This is Tynan’s first season in the OHL. He’s 11-8-4 with a 3.80 goals-against average through 23 games with Niagara.