Monday's Canucks-Flyers game in Philadelphia featured a scary moment during the third period that required Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler be removed on a stretcher.,About halfway through the final period, Edler got his stick lodged in the skate of Flyers forward Jakub Voracek and was dragged to the ice.,Here's a look at the replay:

The situation grew worrisome when Edler remained motionless on the ice for a few moments, but the Canucks' medical staff was able to get him on a stretcher (seated up) and to the locker room for evaluation.,As he was being escorted off the ice, it became clear that a cut had opened up on Edler's face and he was bleeding pretty heavily.,Edler didn't return to the game but he was reportedly able to walk out of the trainer's room under his own power. read more

Defenseman Charlie McAvoy and forward Brad Marchand were both absent from practice on Friday, and while both players will travel for the team on their upcoming road trip to Buffalo, neither is likely to play in Saturday’s game against the Sabres.,Chara and McAvoy are the Bruins’ top two defenders and have already combined to miss 40-man games this season due to injury.,In fact, the Bruins have not played a single game this season with all four of them in the lineup together.,They have only had three of the aforementioned in the lineup together in 17 games this season.,After losing back-to-back games the Bruins find themselves in the first Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, three points back of the Buffalo team they are playing on Saturday for the third playoff spot in the Atlantic Division, and four points ahead of the non-playoff teams.

For anyone who does not know, this is the top tournament in the world for hockey players under 20 years of age.,In recent years names such as Rasmus Dahlin, Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, and Auston Matthews have showcased their skills before being drafted, but typically the tournament is a great showcase for players recently drafted, giving fans a great opportunity to see the future leaders of the NHL.,Last year the Sabres top prospect, and current second line center, Casey Mittelstadt earned tournament MVP honors.,Vitaly Kravstov, the ninth pick in last year’s draft, has lined up as the Russian’s top line center in the pre-tournament games.,Not every team in the NHL has prospects who will play in the tournament, but every team does have the opportunity to draft eligible players displaying their skills this year.