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) Arizona Coyotes forward Brad Richardson had surgery Friday to repair fractured tibia and fibula bones in his right leg.
Richardson was injured in the second period of Arizona's overtime loss to Vancouver on Thursday night.
Richardson was hurt 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.
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Richardson scored his fifth goal of the season in the game.