Video: Wild's Kaprizov Injured After Ugly Hit From Bruins' Frederic

The Minnesota Wild are holding their breath after superstar Kirill Kaprizov had to leave Thursday night's game against the Boston Bruins after he was slammed into the boards by Bruins' forward Trent Frederic.

The play happened during the second period and it looked like either a shoulder or collarbone injury occurred as Kaprizov was holding his arm as he left the ice. It was an ugly hit because of the way Kaprizov was turning and falling as he entered the offensive zone. Frederic was closing in on him from the neutral zone and wanted to leave a mark, but ended up getting caught in a bad position to make a hit.

Kaprizov is having himself another fine season as he's collected 40 points in 32 games. You can't have your superstar getting hit like this and Wild coach Dean Evason didn't hold back after the game:

Really frustrated with how Kirill got hurt. It's a predatorial hit. It's one that the league, we don't want that. The puck is sitting right there. You know what he's doing. He's going to hurt our best player. That is not a hockey play. The puck's sitting right there. Why not just take the puck and go? In a vulnerable position, you hit a player from behind. We see it all the time, and it gets taken care of. I hope it gets taken care of here.

No wonder Frederic had to fight twice after coming out of the box.