Artem Anisimov of the Chicago Blackhawks was on the wrong end of a scary hit Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes.
Anisimov was playing the puck near the boards when Coyotes’ player Antoine Vermette hit him from behind, causing Anisimov’s head to crush into the board. (SLIDESHOW: This NHL Player’s Girlfriend Is A Sexy Model Almost Too Hot To Handle)
The Russian-born forward squirmed on the ice in serious pain as refs rushed to his aid and prevented an absolute melee from breaking out. Vermette was quickly ejected from the game. (RELATED: Justin Abdelkader Drops The Gloves After MASSIVE Hit On Teammate [VIDEO])