Linesman’s back slams hard onto ice, leaves game
NHL linesman Steve Barton tried to avoid Nashville defenseman
Alexander Sulzer along the right boards during the first period,
lost his footing and slammed down backward hard, bouncing the back
of his head on the ice.
Barton stayed down on the ice for a couple minutes before being
helped off the ice Thursday night. No word was immediately
available on his injury, but officials said he would not
Sulzer was bringing the puck up the right boards when Barton
tried to lift his feet up out of the way. Instead, they tangled,
and Barton was twisted before crashing to the ice at 10:50 of the
first period of Nashville’s game with Colorado.