Glass-shattering check sends two children to hospital

Updated: December 1, 2006, 8:52 AM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- Two children attending the Ottawa Senators' game against Florida were sent to a hospital for precautionary reasons Thursday after plexiglass shattered in front of them when Chris Phillips checked Florida's Stephen Weiss into the boards.

The two children, a brother and sister, and their parents were showered with broken glass Thursday night as the pane exploded into pieces when the Ottawa defenseman drove Weiss into the boards directly beside the right faceoff circle in the Senators' zone 3:12 into the first period.

A team official confirmed that the two children, who were sitting in front row seats, had been sent to a hospital by ambulance along with their parents.

Play was delayed for eight minutes to clean up and replace the broken pane. Weiss did not return to the game until the beginning of the second period.

Ottawa led 5-0 in the second.

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