Off-ice official struck by glass at TD Garden recovering at home

Off-ice official struck by glass at TD Garden recovering at home

An NHL off-ice official who was struck by a dislodged pane of plexiglass at TD Garden during a Boston Bruins playoff game is now recovering at home, according to the league. Joe Foley was released from the hospital shortly after being examined Friday night.”He’s home and recovering and we hope to see him back at his post later in the series,” Dellapina wrote in an email to NewsCenter 5.The plexiglass panel fell on top of Foley moments after the Bruins took a 3-1 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period of Game 3. Trainers from both teams immediately rushed to Foley’s aid, and a stretcher was brought onto the ice and further medical attention given to the official . The crowd applauded as Foley was placed onto a stretcher and taken from the ice for medical attention. He was conscious, alert and moving. NESN’s broadcast said Foley was working as the time-out coordinator, the official who coordinates the specific times television timeouts and commercial breaks are taken during the game. “Our thoughts are with the NHL off-ice official who was injured,” the Bruins said in a tweet. “We are sending him our best wishes.”An NHL spokesperson said Foley was taken to nearby Massachusetts General Hospital for observation.Play resumed with a police officer in the stands to maintain a barrier between the glass and fans.

An NHL off-ice official who was struck by a dislodged pane of plexiglass at TD Garden during a Boston Bruins playoff game is now recovering at home, according to the league.

The NHL’s senior vice president of communications, John Dellapina, told NewsCenter 5 that Joe Foley was released from the hospital shortly after being examined Friday night.

“He’s home and recovering and we hope to see him back at his post later in the series,” Dellapina wrote in an email to NewsCenter 5.

The plexiglass panel fell on top of Foley moments after the Bruins took a 3-1 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period of Game 3.

Trainers from both teams immediately rushed to Foley’s aid, and a stretcher was brought onto the ice and further medical attention given to the official.

The crowd applauded as Foley was placed onto a stretcher and taken from the ice for medical attention. He was conscious, alert and moving.

NESN’s broadcast said Foley was working as the time-out coordinator, the official who coordinates the specific times television timeouts and commercial breaks are taken during the game.

“Our thoughts are with the NHL off-ice official who was injured,” the Bruins said in a tweet. “We are sending him our best wishes.”

An NHL spokesperson said Foley was taken to nearby Massachusetts General Hospital for observation.

Play resumed with a police officer in the stands to maintain a barrier between the glass and fans.

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