I didn't see it personally, as watching the entire Dallas Stars post-game show on FSN seemed like a rather masochistic endeavor last night, but word is that Krys Barch, having played one second of one shift before fighting, was taken to a Boston area hospital to have his eye checked out. [Double check that here at ESPN Dallas] No word on if he traveled with the team or not.
Adam Burish was seen, in glorious high definition we might add, with a swollen eye following his fight, and blood trickling down his face in multiple locations. He stayed in the game a good long while and assisted on a goal as the Stars made it 4-3, but did not finish the game. Burish was dealing with a sore foot before the All-Star break having blocked so many shots. Now his eye is swollen shut. Expect his status for Saturday to be "questionable" tomorrow.
Then there's the man of the hour: Ray Sawada.
Sawada was in the lineup because Jamie Benn and Tom Wandell both have shoulder injuries. Before that Toby Petersen went on IR with a foot injury. Travis Morin had been re-called because of all of that but collapsed (fainted?) at the airport before departing for Boston and was kept in Dallas for a check up.
That's a lot of crazy arsed circumstances to end up where Sawada was on Thursday night.
The young man was making a move toward the middle of the ice, had the puck on his forehand and looked to be efforting toward a SOG on when Daniel Paille head hunted him, left his feet, launched his shoulder into Sawada's head and then seemed to extend his elbow slightly after the fact for good measure.
Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.ca Tweeted the following late last night...
Update and comment is expected from Marc Crawford sometimes today but for right now, think a good thought for Ray Sawada.
And then wonder why an elbow from Chara following that hit was not also whistled.
These walking wounded join Jamie Benn, Petersen and Tom Wandell for what is now a very serious and widespread injury situation. More callups are certainly possibly, though the list of candidates grows shorter every day. Keep your browser refreshing DBD for the latest.