Thin Ice

September 21, 2009 1:52 PM

Okposo hurt in pre-season

Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf knocked Kyle Okposo out of a pre-season game with a vicious hit the other night. Phaneuf left his feet at the Credit Union Centre to land the hit.

Okposo doesn't even remember the incident and was rolled off the ice on a stretcher.

"I don't want to get into whether it was dirty or not," Okposo told Newsday. "It's part of the game and it's an unfortunate situation. Obviously, it's frustrating. You want to play--I'm a competitive guy and I want to be on the ice--but in this circumstance that can't happen."

There is no room for hits like that in the pre-season and the league should review film from that game.

(Photo courtesy NYI)

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