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Soshnikov injured in Sabres game

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Nikita Soshnikov took an awkward fall into the boards during the first period of tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres. As you can see in the above gif, Soshnikov was trying to go for a check but tripped over his intended target and instead went down backwards.

Soshnikov lay on the ice for a few scary minutes while the Leafs trainer came out. He was escorted off the ice to the quiet room, but returned to the Leafs bench near three-quarter mark of the period.

Earlier in the period, he tallied his first NHL assist on a goal by Leo Komarov.