Penguins Rookie Throws Scary Hit Leads To Being Knocked Out

Published October 25, 2023 at 1:15 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
In his NHL premiere, rookie defenseman John Ludvig faced an unexpected and unwelcome initiation. During the Pittsburgh Penguins' clash with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday evening, Ludvig experienced a jarring collision in the neutral zone, creating a disconcerting episode.

Ludvig aimed for a formidable hit on the Stars' Radek Faska, but the situation quickly reversed, leaving him briefly incapacitated. The Penguins' medical staff and teammates rushed to his side, escorting him off the rink.


Ludvig, who had seen limited action with just 5 minutes and 29 seconds on the ice, is scheduled for a thorough assessment.


This 23-year-old defenseman joined the Penguins in October after being acquired via a waiver claim. While his NHL debut didn't go as planned, attention now shifts to Ludvig's recuperation, with the aspiration of a speedy return to the game.
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