Isles defenceman Radek Martinek leaves game on a stretcher after apparent ankle injury

Martinek was heading back into his own zone to retrieve the puck at 12:16 of the first period when he took a hit from Canadiens rookie Guillaume Latendresse into the end boards.

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As he was falling to the ice, Martinek’s left ankle turned underneath him.

Martinek remained on the ice for several minutes writhing in pain before being taken off on a stretcher.