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Nashville's Linus Klasen OK

Linus Nashville winger Linus Klasen was knocked cold late in the Predators 5-0 victory over the Panthers in a rookie game Wednesday night in Coral Springs.

Klasen was down on the ice for a few moments but eventually came to and was helped off the ice by a pair of teammates.

Klasen, 24, is apparently doing OK in the Predators locker room. A Panthers spokesman said he suffered lacerations on his tongue and chin and is being stitched up on site. A trip to the ER is not expected.

Florida rookie Chris Clackson, in camp on a tryout, hit Klasen hard in the slot in the Chrisclack Florida zone.

Clackson is the son of former NHL tough Kim Clackson (106 NHL games and 271 more in WHL during the 1970s).

Chris Clackson played a very physical game on Wednesday and was involved in the lone fight of the game early on.

More updates if/when I get them.

Kimclack Thanks for visiting.

See you tomorrow at noon for the second game in the series and the final action of Panthers rookie camp. Training camp opens for real on Friday with physicals and Saturday on ice in Coral Springs.


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He looked knocked cold, face down, for a few seconds there. Definitely didn't look good.

who cares

atta boy Andy, your quite the human being!!

Shut up Andy, moron.

Clackson's hit was the definition of dirty. Blindside headshot with the elbow up.


Not to mention the kneeing incident that led to the fight. This kid is supplementary discipline waiting to happen. Would never want him on my team.

I was at the game didn't see the hit at the time. I like Clackson, he is tough, has grit and can play. He can play on my team any day. He is good.

Good to hear the kid is alright. He had his head down but that was a textbook definition of "dirty hit." That was just plain vicious by Clackson.

The hit on Linus Klasen was a good shoulder to shoulder hit by Clackson.Love the way this kid plays.Very physical ,tuff kid ,finishes his checks and is not afraid to go into the corners and will drop the gloves if it warrants it and his skill level is higher than one might expect.Glad Linus is okay

Yea, really tough to tackled to the head when it was obvious that he didn't see him coming...

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