Blaze Hockey Player Tyler Sheehy Injured During Game with Hill-Murray

Tyler Sheehy, number 22, was carried out on a stretcher after tangling with a Hill-Murray player, but was cleared to play in Tuesday's game.

Thursday's game left the Blaze hockey team with man down after star player and forward Tyler Sheehy took a tumble on the ice.

Sheehy, a junior, was in top form until he was injured after during an "awkward collision" with getting a Hill-Murray player in the game's final minutes, the MN Hockey Hub reports. The game at Maplewood's Aldrich Arena was put on hold for 10 minutes before Sheehy was wheeled out on a stretcher.

Burnsville coach Janne Kivihalme told the Hockey Hub that Sheehy was suffering from back pain, but that he could move all of his limbs. On Monday, the Hockey Hub posted an update, stating that Sheehy had gotten the OK to play in tonight's game with Eden Prairie.

Sheehy's fall caused a scare in the metro hockey community, which is still marked by the injuries of Jenna Privette, a Burnsville girl and St. Croix Lutheran student, and Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's player who was paralyzed after an spinal cord injury during a game on .

"Thanks to everyone who sent thoughts and prayers my way it is just a bad back and was mostly pre-cautionary. Thankful it wasn't any worse," Sheehy wrote to his Twitter followers on Saturday.

Sheehy is Burnsville’s top returning scorer (21 goals, 28 assists last season). In 2011, he was chosen as the MAP South High School Player of the Year.

The game with Eden Prairie on Tuesday went forward without incident, with Burnsville winning 5-2.

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