Video: The first fight of the NHL season didn’t take long as George Parros is out cold
Montreal’s George Parros was out for the count last night after his second altercation with Toronto’s Colton Orr left him concussed.
The NHL season made a return last night and it didn’t take long for the first schemozzle of the campaign.
Parros and Orr got to grips with each other early on, but it was the second coming together that left Parros out for the count when he hit the deck face first.
The fall takes place after three minutes in the below clip. However, it was accidental as Orr slipped and dragged his opponent down with him, with Parros unable to break the fall with his arms by his side.
An enforcer for Montreal, Parros later tweeted to thank everyone for their support, which has again thrown the issue of player safety into the spotlight.
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone #classyfollowers
— George Parros (@GeorgeParros) October 2, 2013
Parros’ colleague Josh Gorges said afterwards that more players get hurt from collisions, hits and pucks than from fights, while Orr for his part said he wished Parros well and that it was just an accidental slip.
The incident halted play for eight minutes before Toronto went on to win 4-3.