A 10-year-old boy was struck by a puck Tuesday during the Predators’ game against the Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena.
The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he had X-rays as a precaution, a team spokesperson said.
His condition was not known.
The boy was hit with the puck during the second period when it landed in the stands off Roman Josi’s stick. He was sitting behind the penalty boxes – an area not behind the protective netting.
“It’s pretty tough to be honest,” Josi said of focusing after the boy was hit. “I saw the kid getting hit and I just hope he’s OK. I’m sure I’ll get an update soon and hopefully he’s OK. I’ll make sure I make it up to him.”
The boy, who was attending his first Predators game, had a minor cut and walked out with his parents under his own power, and to the applause of many.
Right after he was hit, towels were tossed from the penalty box to the boy.
The Predators said they have invited him and his family to another game and will offer him a meeting with Josi.
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