Eddie Lack needed to be taken away on a stretcher after allowing an overtime goal. 

By SI Wire
March 27, 2017

Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack exited the ice on a stretcher after being injured on the game’s final play Monday. 

Lack was hurt when Red Wings center Andreas Athanasiou collided with him in the process of scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. 

Lack remained on the ice for several minutes before being taken away on the stretcher. 

Players from both teams gathered around Lack as he was being tended to. 

Athanasiou’s torso collided with the goaltender’s head, forcing his neck back. Lack’s right leg also bent awkwardly in the collision.

On Tuesday, the Canes announced that Lack was out of the hospital and that he had suffered a strained neck. The team had said after Monday's game that Lack was undergoing tests and had full feeling in his extremities.

Lack has missed time this season with two separate concussions. 

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