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Boston Bruins' Tuuka Rask takes blow to the head, leaves game vs. Blue Jackets

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Longtime Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask left Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after taking a fist to the head.

Just one minute and 12 seconds into the contest, Rask left the ice and headed for the quiet room to be evaluated for a concussion. Blue Jackets forward Emil Bemstrom made contact with the right side of Rask's head using his glove and holding the butt-end of his stick while skating across the crease.

The hit looked incidental but the Bruins goalie has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with an upper-body injury.

Warning: the following video may be too graphic for some audiences.

Jaro Halak replaced Rask in net and gave up a lone tally in the first period. The Bruins trail the Blue Jackets 1-0 at the first intermission.