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Roman Polak stretchered off in season opener vs. Bruins

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Dallas Stars blue-liner Roman Polak was stretchered off the ice in the second period of Thursday night's contest versus the Boston Bruins after going headfirst into the boards.

The Stars later announced Polak was taken to hospital for evaluation. Head coach Jim Montgomery then confirmed the defenseman has use of his extremities.

Polak inked a one-year, $1.75-million contract extension with Dallas in June. The 33-year-old played his first season with the club in 2018-19, registering nine points in 77 games.

Boston ultimately won the contest, 2-1.

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