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Canadiens' Lars Eller taken off on stretcher

Updated: May 3, 2013, 1:09 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens are down a game and a key player early in their series with the Ottawa Senators.

Center Lars Eller suffered a concussion and facial fractures after taking a big hit from Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba in the second period of the Senators' 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their playoff series Thursday night.

Eller, who was taken off on a stretcher with a pool of blood on the ice, was spending the night in a hospital, the team said.

The hit came as Eller ...

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