Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman went down with an ugly injury in the first period of Friday’s game against the New York Islanders.
Battling in front of the net, Stralman was pushed over and gets his leg caught under himself for an awkward spill that sent him off the ice.
The Lightning announced between periods that Stralman would not return to the game due to a lower-body injury.
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Through 72 games this season Stralman has tied a career-high with nine goals, adding 25 assists and logging 22:20 of ice time per game. His ice time is second only to defensive partner Victor Hedman.
For the eighth straight season he has posted positive relative possession numbers with a 4.3% score-adjusted CF%Rel.
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