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Coyotes F Brad Richardson carted off ice on stretcher

November 18, 2016
Arizona Coyotes right wing Brad Richardson (15) is taken off the ice after being injured during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Arizona Coyotes right wing Brad Richardson (15) is taken off the ice after being injured during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Coyotes forward Brad Richardson had to be carted off the ice on a stretcher in the second period of Arizona’s game against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Richardson injured his right leg on an innocent-looking hit from Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin with 8:37 left in the second period.

The 31-year-old Richardson crumpled to the ice and threw his gloves off in agony under the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Tryamkin.

Medical staffs from both teams attended to Richardson by the boards in the Canucks’ zone for several minutes before loading him onto a stretcher. His right leg was elevated as fans at Rogers Arena gave the former Vancouver player a nice ovation.

Richardson opened the scoring earlier in the period with his fifth goal of the season.

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