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NHLCanadiens' George Parros leaves on stretcher

Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 09:40 PM

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Montreal Canadiens tough guy George Parros left the game early in the third period after hitting his face on the ice after a fight with Leafs forward Colton Orr. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) Montreal Canadiens tough guy George Parros left the game early in the third period after hitting his face on the ice after a fight with Leafs forward Colton Orr. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

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Montreal Canadiens tough guy George Parros was carried off on a stretcher early in the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night in what was a frightening moment.
George Parros' fellow combatant Colton Orr signalled that something was wrong as the Montreal Canadiens forward lay motionless on the ice.

Parros had just finished a bout with the Leafs forward, but it was the ice that dealt the biggest blow and caused him to leave on a stretcher in what was a frightening and bloody scene.

Early in the third period of the Leafs' season-opening 4-3 win on Hockey Night in Canada on CBC, Parros and Orr dropped the gloves and the Canadiens tough guy's hands appeared to get tied up with Orr's. Parros fell forward, nailing his head face-first into the cold, hard surface. 

Habs fans chanted the enforcer's name as he was tended to by trainers and lifted on to the stretcher.

There was no immediate word on his condition but he appeared to be moving his extremities as he was carried off, and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman reported the Canadiens announced Parros has a concussion.

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