Oklahoma City Barons: Milwaukee's leading scorer, Taylor Beck, taken to hospital after hard check

Barons defenseman Alex Plante assessed five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding late in the third period.
by Michael Baldwin Published: November 16, 2012
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ADMIRALS' BECK TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Milwaukee right winger Taylor Beck, the Admirals' leading scorer, was immobilized and transported to the hospital for a CT scan Friday night following a violent crash into the boards with 3:31 left in the third period of Oklahoma City's 2-1 overtime win.

OKC defenseman Alex Plante was assessed a five-minute major, game-misconduct for boarding on the play. Beck, injured behind the Barons goal, was unconscious for a couple of minutes. Before he left the ice, Beck was talking and moving his extremities.

“He was cut pretty bad above the eye and was bleeding quite a bit,” said OKC goaltender Yann Danis. “I think he was out for a bit. But he was awake when they left. He was moving fine. He was aware of what was going on.”

Plante stood nearby and watched medical personnel attend to Beck before leaving for the locker room.

FEDUN'S FIRST CAREER GOAL

Barons rookie defenseman Taylor Fedun scored his first professional goal late in the second period on a shot from just inside the blue line that glanced off the right pipe.

“It's only 13 games into the season. But since I didn't play last year it seems like such a long time since I've put the puck in the net,” Fedun said. “It was a really good feeling to see our guys' arms go up in front of the net.”

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by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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