Way, WAY too big of a price to pay for playing the game.
Unfortunately that is one of the risks you take when you lace them up (same can be said for football). It's just a sad reality of what can happen in fast and violent game. Best wishes to the injured player. I don't mean to come off as callous or cold, it is a tragedy when something like this happens but every now and then these things happen, they're not right or fair but it's reality. By no means am I insinuating anybody deserves something along the lines of these injuries.
Jesus! And that is exactly why charging was put into the rule book. You're supposed to ride em in anyway, ffs.
But in all fairness, Keller engages as well, and does so way too far away from the boards. This whole thing just got dicked right up. Who do you blame?
They were probably going too damn fast for that play to have gone off without a hitch anyway, but both did such a poor job of executing it. That's what happens.
Gotta play the puck and not the body in a situation like that. Tough in the heat of the moment and I wish everyone involved the best because this is just a game until it puts you out of commission like this play and that's a tough situation to live thru.