Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller left Game 1 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal against Ottawa in the second period with a head injury.

Eller was reaching back for a pass by teammate Raphael Diaz just outside his own blue line when Senators defenseman Eric Gryba leveled him with a high and blind-side hit to the head.

Gryba was given a major for interference and a game misconduct at the 13:28 mark of the period.

Eller lay motionless on the ice with a pool of blood nearby until he was escorted from the ice on a stretcher.

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