Paul Ranger leaves ice on stretcher

Updated: March 20, 2014, 8:30 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger was "stable, conscious and alert," according to the team, after his head hit the boards Wednesday night on a hit from Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn.

Ranger, who left the ice on a stretcher, was taken to the hospital for what the team called a "precautionary assessment." Toronto announced the update on Ranger's condition on its Twitter account.

With 4.1 seconds left in the first period, Killorn boarded Ranger, ...

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