Bruins’ Lindholm ‘not doing well’ after taking hit by Hurricanes’ Svechnikov

Watch as Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov doles out a massive hit on Boston Bruins defenceman Hampus Lindholm, who struggles to get to his feet before ultimately exiting the game.

Boston Bruins defenceman Hampus Lindholm is “not doing well” after getting hit by Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov, according to Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy.

Lindholm was levelled by the Canes winger with 2:54 remaining in the second period and was visibly shaken after the hit. No penalty was called on the play.

The 28-year-old Swede was helped off the ice by teammates Jake Debrusk and Taylor Hall and did not return to the game.

Cassidy said he thought the hit was ”on time certainly but it looked high.” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour was more irritated by David Pastrnak’s hit on Antti Raanta, who left Wednesday’s game after the Bruins forward collided with him.

”You never want to see guys get hurt,” Brind’Amour said. ”I don’t like seeing our goalie get taken out either. But one was legal, one was not, if you really want to break it down.”

After the game, Svechnikov said he felt sorry for Lindholm.

“I like the physical part of the game, but I feel bad for that guy, it was a pretty hard hit,” he said. “I feel bad and sorry for him.”

With files from Associated Press

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