WATCH: The notoriously violent NHL playoffs just got more violent

Marian Hossa didn’t do any favours for the sport’s already extremely violent image the other night.

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The increasingly violent NHL Playoffs got their scariest moment yet last night. Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital on a stretcher after a brutal hit from Phoenix’s Raffi Torres.

Torres defended the hit after the game, calling it a “hockey play,” but it’s clear from the video that he leaves his feet to thump Hossa.

He was released from the hospital late last night.

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