Switzerland’s Phil Baltisberger Goes Off on Stretcher

Photo: Robert Söderlind

Photo: Robert Söderlind

In the second period of the match up between Switzerland and Russia, Anatoli Golyshev lined up his opponent, Phil Baltisberger, as the Swiss blue liner was looking to accept a pass. However, Golyshev made contact with Baltisberger’s head, leaving him face down on the ice with not a whole lot of movement. The Russian forward was originally only going to receive a 2-minute interference penalty on the play. The decision changed after the officials got together to discuss the hit while medical staff attended to Baltisberger, placing him on a stretcher. Golyshev was then penalized with a 5-minute major for interference and a game misconduct. There is no doubt that the IIHF will be looking further into this hit and deem if it suspension worthy. Baltisberger has since been taken to the hospital.

Here is the hit made by Golyshev:
https://vine.co/v/OwzuD51VE2W

 

Anatoli Golyshev currently plays for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL. He has 8 goals and 8 assists in 32 games.

Phil Baltisberger is eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He plays for the Guelph Storm of the OHL where he is an alternate captain. Baltisberger has posted 10 points in 30 games before heading to the World Juniors tournament.

 

UPDATE: The hit will be reviewed by the IIHF Disciplinary Panel. As of Monday, they have decided to suspend Golyshev for one game. He will miss the match up against Sweden at 5pm ET.

 

 

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