Blackhawks' Jujhar Khaira knocked out after vicious blindside hit from Rangers' Jacob Trouba

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Blackhawks left winger Jujhar Khaira fell unconscious after sustaining a blindside struck from New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba throughout Tuesday’s video game in Chicago. Medical authorities brought Khaira off the ice on a stretcher. 

The occurrence happened at the 13:52 mark of the 2nd duration, when Trouba drove his shoulder into Khaira’s neck. Khaira’s head whipped back after contact then struck the ice prior to the rest of his body. 

Here’s video of the occurrence, which might be too graphic for some. 

Blackhawks defenseman Riley Stillman battled Trouba after the vicious hit, making a journey to the charge box together with fist bumps from his colleagues. 

Both groups took a knee while Khaira was still on the ice, and the United Center fans offered the 27-year-old a standing ovation as he left.

The Blackhawks stated Khaira suffered an upper body blow and was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital for additional screening. Coach Derek King later on supplied an upgrade, stating: “He’s up. He’s talking. He’s very responsive.”

Khaira is playing his very first season in Chicago after investing the very first 6 seasons of his NHL profession with the Edmonton Oilers. He has 2 objectives over 17 video games this season. 

This is Trouba’s 3rd season in New York. The 27-year-old played his very first 6 NHL seasons with the Winnipeg Jets. 

The Blackhawks (9-13-2) and Rangers (16-4-3) are presently connected 2-2 heading into the 3rd duration. 

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