Goaltender Eddie Lack stretchered off ice after taking an accidental elbow to the face

The Hurricanes netminder has dealt with multiple concussion issues this season.

The Carolina Hurricanes lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the Red Wings on Monday, but their biggest loss happened on Detroit’s game winner. Andreas Athanasiou collided with Hurricanes’ goaltender Eddie Lack on the final play and the netminder had to be stretchered off the ice after the game.

Athanasiou was pushed into Lack by Victor Rask as the Red Wings’ forward was breaking away to the net.

The result was an Athanasiou elbow right into the head and neck of Lack, snapping his head back with whiplash. Lack was on the ice unmoving while trainers attended to him before a stretcher was brought out to help.

Both the Hurricanes and Red Wings stayed on the ice as Lack was being tended to.

Just this season, Lack has dealt with a pair of concussion issues that has restricted him to just 17 games played.

The good news is that Lack was responsive while being wheeled off, giving a thumbs up to fans in PNC Arena. Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters had no immediate update on Lack’s status after the game.

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