Mike Leggo, one of four referees for tonight's Lightning-Penguins game, got sick and threw up on the ice during the first period, according to multiple reporters.
Referee Mike Leggo threw up on the ice near the corner, getting cleaned up now. Not something you see often, that's for sure— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) January 3, 2015
Referee Mike Leggo just vomited twice at the zamboni entrance as he left the ice— Erik Erlendsson (@Erik_Erlendsson) January 3, 2015
The illness forced Leggo to leave the game, and the NHL later announced that he won't return, leaving just three refs for the rest of the game.
It's an unfortunate occurrence for Leggo, for sure. Here's to hoping he feels better soon.