Coyotes’ Prucha taken off on stretcher
Phoenix Coyotes left winger Petr Prucha was wheeled off the ice
on a stretcher early in the first period Saturday night after
taking a hard hit from Dallas’ James Neal.
Prucha crumpled to the ice after Neal checked him into the
boards near the penalty box area. Prucha was on his back for about
7 minutes while emergency personnel strapped him to a gurney before
rolling him off the ice.No penalty was called on the play.
Coyotes center Martin Hanzal, Prucha’s Czech Republic
countryman, picked a fight with Neal a few minutes later, landing