May 9, 2017

Greg Boysen

Philadelphia Flyers fans who watched Monday’s IIHF World Championship game between Finland and the Czech Republic were most likely infuriated shortly after the opening faceoff.

Early in the first period, Flyers winger Jakub Voracek was driven head first into the glass Oskar Osala of Finland.  Voracek seemed a bit stunned after the contact, but skated back to the bench on his own power.

Osala received a two-minute minor and a 10-minute misconduct penalty for the play.

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Voracek remained on the Czech Republic bench for the remainder of the first period, but did not take another shift.  He did not return the bench after the first intermission as the team announced that his night was over.

At the time of publication, there has been no official update on Voracek’s condition, but we will pass any new information onto you as soon as it has been made available. 

Source: Sons of Penn
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