Jakub Nakladal suffered ‘no serious damage’ after taking stick to eye

Jakub Nakladal would need help getting off the ice after he took a high stick underneath his visor.

Jakub Nakladal suffered a bit of a scare Saturday when Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl‘s stick got underneath Nakladal’s visor.

The Calgary Flames defenceman had to leave the game, but according to head coach Bob Hartley, the injury is not expected to keep Nakladal out for too long.

Hartley said there is blood in the Czech blue-liner’s eye, but that he avoided “serious damage” and will be ready to go in a few days.

Kuhnhackl was given a double-minor for high-sticking, and while the Flames were unable to convert on the power play, Mikael Backlund scored the winning goal seconds after the penalty expired.

The Flames signed Nakladal in last May to a one-year contract, after he led all Czech defenceman in scoring at the 2015 World Championships.

He’s played in 11 games this year, scoring one goal and one assist.

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