New Jersey Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller was eliminated from tonight's game against the Flames on a stretcher after crashing into the net behind the net in the third period.
Mueller headed for the goal and was looking for a pass to two for Travis Zajac, but after the puck was widened and behind the net, winger Michael Mueller and Flames, Michael Frolik, both plunged into the goal . Mueller's head and left shoulder seemed to have the worst.
Mueller remained motionless on the stomach as the medical staff arrived on the ice, but quickly showed movement. When he was loaded onto the stretcher, he was clearly conscious and, while he had been removed from the ice, he congratulated the fans.