The Bruins defenseman was skating toward the net to receive a pass when he collided with Sabres defenseman Jamie McBain, went airborne, and fell on Hackett's right leg.
The goalie was unable to get up and medical personnel were required to take him off the ice with 11:35 to go.
"I haven't had a chance to watch it back. Honestly I don't even know what happened," Krug said. "I just felt like my feet got kicked out from under me and I landed on his leg. For a second I thought he was OK and then he started screaming. So I feel bad. It's just a tough play."
Hackett, 24, was scheduled to travel back to Buffalo with the team.
"It doesn’t look good right now," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. "We're going to wrap him up as best as we can and get him back home, get our doctors to look at him, but it doesn't look too good right now."
"[Coach Peter DeBoer] asked me if I wanted to play and, to a certain extent, I’ll never say I don’t want to play if I’m healthy enough and feel good enough," Brodeur told Northjersey.com. "So, I’m happy I’m going to be in the net."
DALLAS -- It's been quite a while since Trevor Daley experienced playoff hockey -- six years to be exact. He's the longest-tenured member of the Dallas Stars and the only player on the current roster who was a member of the last Dallas team to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, in 2008. So the sense of relief he expressed following a 3-0 playoff-clinching win against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night was understandable.
"It's a great feeling," Daley said. "We've been battling hard for a long time. It's just kind of like a little bit of a relief and we could go in knowing that the next game that we're in and get ready for the playoffs.
The pairings haven't been determined, but the 16 participants in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs are set.
The Dallas Stars grabbed the final available position, the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, when they beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd at American Airlines Center.
The Stars' victory brought an end to the Phoenix Coyotes' playoff hopes.
Boston College teammates Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold signed entry-level contracts with the Calgary Flames on Friday following the conclusion of their NCAA careers. The signings were announced after Gaudreau was named the winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given each year to the top player in Division I.
Gaudreau, a fourth-round pick (No. 104) in the 2011 NHL Draft, led the NCAA with 36 goals, 44 assists and 80 points. The 5-foot-7, 150-pound junior forward had a goal and two assists Thursday, when the Eagles lost 5-4 to Union College in the semifinals at the Frozen Four.
Arnold, a senior, was a fourth-round pick (No. 8) by the Flames in 2010. He had 14 goals and 53 points for BC this season, much of which was spent on a line centering for Gaudreau and Kevin Hayes, the Chicago Blackhawks' first pick (No. 24) in 2010.
The Hurricanes said his expected recovery time is about six weeks.
Sekera, 27, leads Carolina defensemen with 44 points (11 goals), third on the team, although he hasn't played since April 1.
NEWARK, N.J. -- Glenn "Chico" Resch announced Friday he is retiring as New Jersey Devils television analyst on MSG Networks after 18 seasons.
Resch, 65, acknowledged during the first intermission of the game against the New York Islanders that his sister-in-law being ill in Minnesota prompted his decision to be with his wife, Diane. His final telecast will be Sunday afternoon when the Devils host the Boston Bruins.
"I never thought of this as a profession because at the end of the day I'm talking about hockey, a sport that I love and have a tremendous amount of respect for," Resch said. "That's why I've always had a special relationship with the people watching on TV and cheering in the arena; I'm an extension of them. I've been lucky to do this for 18 years and I've enjoyed every handshake and conversation I've ever had with Devils fans."
PHILADELPHIA -- Boston College junior forward Johnny Gaudreau didn't have to go far from home to pick up the 2014 Hobey Baker Award, and he won't be back to try for another one.
The native of nearby Carneys Point, N.J., on Friday became the first BC player since defenseman Mike Mottau in 2000 to receive the award, given to the top player in NCAA hockey. It's named in honor of Baker, a former Princeton star who was killed in a flight-training accident in World War I after a stellar college career.
Gaudreau was a fourth-round pick by the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Draft and signed with the team moments after picking up the trophy.
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