Lightning's Girardi exits after taking slap shot to back of neck

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Dan Girardi #5 of the Tampa Bay Lightning takes control of the puck against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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There was a scary moment in Detroit on Sunday night.

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi was struck in the back of the neck by a Martin Frk one-timer in the second period against the Red Wings.

Girardi laid on the ice for several minutes and needed help getting off before going straight to the dressing room.

He was later ruled out for the rest of the game, but the Lightning said initial reports indicated he was okay.

Girardi had opened the scoring earlier in the contest, and also assisted on Tyler Johnson's goal.