NHL forward Jujhar Khaira was knocked out after taking a violent punch during a fight Monday -- and the blow was so vicious, the Oilers player had to leave the game due to injury.
The scrap went down in the 1st period of Edmonton's clash with Calgary ... shortly after Khaira infuriated Flames players by checking Oliver Kylington in the head with his shoulder.
and because the referee can't call a fucking penalty, there's a good chance he's concussed now too. pic.twitter.com/tQC1ZBSrpg— Mike Pfeil (@mikepfeil_) March 16, 2021
and because the referee can't call a fucking penalty, there's a good chance he's concussed now too. pic.twitter.com/tQC1ZBSrpg
Calgary forward Brett Ritchie hunted Khaira down, got him to drop the gloves for a fight, and then socked him right in the face.
You can see in the clip, Khaira appeared to be KO'd on his feet ... and once the 26-year-old hit the ice, he looked at refs with a completely dazed expression on his face.
Jeez, Jujhar Khaira to the room after this punch from Brett Ritchie to end their fight pic.twitter.com/OPNJToCOzW— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) March 16, 2021
Jeez, Jujhar Khaira to the room after this punch from Brett Ritchie to end their fight pic.twitter.com/OPNJToCOzW
Khaira immediately headed for the locker room to be looked at by trainers ... and he did not return to the contest afterward.
Thankfully, in the post-game, Edmonton coach Dave Tippett said he believed Khaira was "feeling all right" and is now just day-to-day dealing with the after-effects of the tilt.
Barclay Goodrow drops Adam Erne. Holds Erne's jersey so he didn't hit his head on the ice pic.twitter.com/Yb80YateFQ— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) March 12, 2021
Barclay Goodrow drops Adam Erne. Holds Erne's jersey so he didn't hit his head on the ice pic.twitter.com/Yb80YateFQ
It's the second time in the last few days that a violent affair has broken out on the ice ... on Thursday, Red Wings forward Adam Erne was also KO'd after taking a haymaker to the jaw.