NHL Playoffs – Canadiens Centre Lars Eller Left Unconscious After Hit By Senators’ Eric Gryba

Canadiens centre Lars Eller left unconscious after hit by Senators’ Eric Gryba

The Montreal Canadiens are down a game and a key player early in their series with the Ottawa Senators.

Canadiens centre Lars Eller was left unconscious and bleeding on the ice after taking a big hit from Ottawa defenceman Eric Gryba in the second period Senators’ 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final on Thursday night.

“It’s tough seeing a guy laying in a heap with blood coming out,” said Canadiens centre Ryan White. “You never want to see that.”