Ryan O’Reilly is going home with a Conn Smythe Trophy, a Stanley Cup, and a cracked rib. He’s a national treasure.
O’Reilly became the Blues’ franchise-leading playoff scorer in this postseason after suffering a cracked rib in the second round against Dallas which he disclosed after Wednesday’s Game 7.
Conn Smythe Trophy winner ROR suffered a cracked rib in the second round vs Dallas and has played through it since. Says Blues medical staff was tremendous in helping deal with it. pic.twitter.com/pIrxO9wG8p
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 13, 2019
There is always a long list of injuries released after the Stanley Cup Final, but this one was unsuspected and incredible considering his postseason tear. Even with his injury, lifting this 35-pound trophy was probably the easiest moment of his life.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 13, 2019
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