Coyotes player leaves on stretcher after massive hit by Bruins player

Posted March 03, 2017

Tuesday night's Bruins-Coyotes game in Boston featured a scary moment when Arizona forward Alex Burmistrov took massive hit from Colin Miller. Miller led with his shoulder, didn't necessarily target Burmistrov's head, and even let up just before making contact without following through.

Burmistrov gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was stretchered off the ice.

UPDATE #1 (6:40 PM) - The Coyotes are announcing Burmistrov has been taken to the hospital. Burmistrov landed on his back and rolled partially onto his side, but otherwise did not move as first the Coyotes and then the Bruins medical staffs came out to tend to him.

Hockey fans immediately got in on the conversation saying Miller's hit was nothing but clean.

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Miller was given a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct for the hit, but has no prior history of supplemental discipline.

The Bruins scored a short-handed goal during the ensuing power play and went on to win 4-1.

The 25-year-old was picked up off waivers by the Coyotes this season after he was released from the Winnipeg Jets.