Arizona’s Joe Vitale taken to hospital following fight with Boston’s Kevan Miller

Joe Vitale is feeling the pain following a fight with Kevan Miller.
Matt Kartozian

Arizona's Joe Vitale played a very physical game against the Bruins Saturday, and his aggression culminated in a second-period fight against Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. Both Miller and Vitale landed a number of blows to the head, and while Miller was left with a torn jersey from the scrum, Vitale seems to be suffering longer-term consequences. 

Vitale did not return to the game after the fight and was taken to the hospital Saturday for X-rays. Arizona coach Dave Tippett told reporters Sunday that doctors were doing more tests on Vitale and the forward will likely miss more game action. 

The 30-year-old played in 70 games for the Coyotes last season and recorded nine points (three goals, six assists). Saturday's game was Vitale's first appearance in the lineup for Arizona this season.

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