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Lightning F Killorn will not face supplemental discipline

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TSN.ca Staff
3/20/2014 12:05:23 PM
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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn will not face supplemental discipline for his hit on Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Paul Ranger on Wednesday night.

Ranger was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the first period of Tampa Bay's 5-3 victory after being injured on a hit from behind along the back boards.

He was lying motionless face down on the ice before being tended to by trainers and medical personnel. Killorn was given a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct.

"Pretty unfortunate," Killorn said following the game. "Happy that he is okay, I heard through the PR and stuff that he is doing all right now. It's kind of a scary moment, one of those plays where I commit to hit someone without knowing if they are going to turn, so it's just an unfortunate play."

Ranger was taken to hospital for a 'precautionary assessment' and the Leafs later stated he was in stable condition, conscious and alert. He was released from hospital Wednesday night and was back at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday, a good indication that he passed all necessary tests.

Ranger, 29, was sidelined for nearly a month last season with concussion symptoms while playing with the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

He was in the midst of his first NHL season after nearly three years away from the game for personal reasons. The Whitby, Ont. native has four goals and eight assist through 48 games this season.

Alex Killorn (Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)
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