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Radek Martinek hospitalized

Updated: April 30, 2011, 6:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- New York Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek is in the hospital with an injury to his spine and a concussion following a hit to the head during the Czech Republic's 4-2 win at the world hockey championship.

Martinek was carried off on a stretcher Saturday after being struck by Latvia defenseman Arturs Kulda at 14:40 of the first period. Kulda was penalized for the hit.

Team doctor Radomir Holibka told Czech public television that Martinek was in stable condition ...

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