Mikhail Sergachev is stretchered off after breaking his leg
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Shocking details of Mikhail Sergachev's devastating injury revealed by the Lightning

Published February 8, 2024 at 5:08 PM

In the second period of last night's game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers, Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev suffered a gruesome injury, resulting in him being stretchered off the ice in a scary scene.

Sergachev was cleared to return to game action just two days ago after being out with a lower-body injury since the middle of December. Unfortunately, in his return to action, Sergachev went into the corner to finish a hit on Rangers forward Alexis Lafrenière, who threw a reverse hit that caught Sergachev off-guard and caused his leg to get caught under him as he fell. In significant pain.

Today, the Lightning released an update on the status of their 25-year-old defenseman.

"Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev underwent successful surgery today in New York to stabilize fractures to both the tibia and fibula in his left leg, the team has announced. Sergachev is expected to return to Tampa in the coming days to immediately begin rehabilitation. A timetable for his return to the ice has not yet been established," read the team's statement.

While Sergachev has quickly become public enemy number one in Toronto due to some comments he made in the off-season, no one wants to see a player get injured like that or that badly. In 34 games for the Bolts this season, Sergachev had 2 goals and 19 points, but struggled defensively with a minus-16 rating. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers from this devastating injury.

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Shocking details of Mikhail Sergachev's devastating injury revealed by the Lightning

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