Avalanche LW Artturi Lehkonen taken to hospital

League: NHL

Posted on: 10 Nov, 2023 at 04:26 AM

Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche winger Artturi Lehkonen left the game against the Seattle Kraken in Denver on Thursday after going headfirst into the boards in the second period.

Lehkonen was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Lehkonen was hurt when he was skating deep in the Seattle zone and collided with 6-foot-7 Jamie Oleksiak and hit his helmet on the boards. He remained down for a few minutes but was able to skate to the locker room with help from a trainer and Nathan MacKinnon.

Lehkonen had an assist before being hurt.

--Field Level Media