OUCH: Jonathan Ericsson leaves game after awkward hit from Backstrom (VIDEO)


Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was forced to leave Thursday night’s game against the Washington Capitals with what the team is calling an upper-body injury.

Ericsson was leveled behind the net by Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom and some are questioning whether the hit deserves supplemental discipline. You can be the judge for yourself:

Backstrom was assessed a 2-minute minor for boarding on the play while Ericsson will not return.