Wisconsin forward T.R. Moreau was taken off the ice on a stretcher at the Dane County Coliseum on Friday night after a Minnesota-Duluth forward checked him into the boards during a WCHA hockey game.
At 15:02 of the first period, Moreau, a sophomore from Rockford, Ill., skated into a corner behind his own net, and was forechecked cleanly by UMD forward Joe Rybar. Television replays showed that after Moreau’s waist hit the board, his head whiplashed into the glass.
After lying approximately 15 minutes face-down on the ice, Moreau was wheeled out the Coliseum’s north exit on a stretcher. Accompanied by his parents, Ronald and SueAnn, he appeared to be breathing regularly. X-rays on Moreau’s neck were negative, but he was to undergo further testing at the University of Wisconsin hospital.
Moreau has four goals and one assist on the season, including the Badgers’ first goal Friday night.
USCHO WCHA reporter Scott Tappa contributed this report.