Saturday, November 30, 2013

Vid: Stephane Robidas Suffers Fractured Leg against Blackhawks (UPDATED)

Dallas Stars' defenseman Stephane Robidas suffered a gruesome leg injury on Friday (see vid above) against the Blackhawks and ended up with a fractured leg.

UPDATE: Stars Announce that Robidas Will Miss 4-6 Weeks with Injury

After getting his right toe stuck while blocking a Jonathan Toews shot Robidas severely twisted the ankle and slid into the boards in agony. Before a stunned, silent crowd he was taken off on a stretcher.

Robidas, 36, has played 704 games for the Stars and is one of the team’s longest-tenured players. He is one of two alternate captains. He also leads the team in hits with 62, is third in average time on ice at 20:14 and fourth in blocked shots with 34.

“It didn’t look good,” said Dallas coach Lindy Ruff. “Robi is a battler, and he’s been playing really hard for us.”