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Jacob Trouba leaves game on stretcher after face-first fall into boards (Video)

Sean Leahy
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Jacob Trouba became the third NHL player this week to leave a game on a stretcher. This time, however, it wasn't the result of a dirty hit.

Early in the second period as Trouba was tracking a Jim Slater dump-in into the St. Louis Blues' zone, the Winnipeg defenseman tried to make contact with Jordan Leopold and appeared to trip over his skate, landing face first into the end boards:

After being attended to for several minutes on the ice, medical personnel took Trouba off the ice on a stretcher. He was moving his legs and alert the entire time. While leaving the ice he did give the MTS Centre crowd a thumbs up.

According to Scott Brown of the Jets, Trouba has been taken to a local hospital for x-rays and is moving all his extremities and communicating.

UPDATE: Trouba has been released from hospital. A further update will be provided by the team on Saturday. The 19-year old rookie poked a little fun at himself on Twitter:

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