Video: Flames Chris Tanev Takes Slap Shot to the Head

Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Tanev went to a local Montreal hospital on Monday night after taking a shot in the head from Habs captain Nick Suzuki as Calgary was trying to kill a 5-on-3. 

Tanev is one of the best shot blockers in the league and unfortunately on Monday he was hit in the side of the head and fell to the ice at the Bell Center. You could hear a pin drop in the building.

Tanev was looked at by the trainers and then was able to skate off the ice with help from teammates. He was evaluated at the hospital and given some good news that he could travel with the team with no further concerns.

The 32-year-old Tanev has recorded five assists over 23 games this season.

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