Jets' Trouba taken off ice on stretcher

Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets is tended to after he crashed into the boards during NHL action...

Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets is tended to after he crashed into the boards during NHL action against the St. Louis Blues at the MTS Centre October 18, 2013 in Winnipeg. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:29 AM ET

Jacob Trouba left the game on a stretcher but the initial diagnosis for the Winnipeg Jets rookie defenceman was positive.

There was a scary moment just under three minutes of the second period of the Jets 4-3 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues as Trouba went crashing into the end boards while attempting to check defenceman Jordan Leopold.

Trouba, who was on the forecheck, didn't fully connect with Leopold and lost his balance and fell awkwardly into the boards head first, causing what seemed to be a strain on his neck.

A hush went over the crowd as Trouba lay on the ice, as both teams were concerned with what had transpired.

"That's the worst part of the game," said Jets forward Blake Wheeler. "It's a violent game and a tough game and that's your worst nightmare, to see somebody god down like that. We're just hoping everything is good with (Trouba). He's been such a spark for our team this year, such a bright spot.

 


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