Canadiens' Dvorak unable to return after Spurgeon's blindside hit

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Montreal Canadiens forward Christian Dvorak was unable to return to Monday night's contest after Minnesota Wild captain Jared Spurgeon delivered a blindside hit to his head early in the first period.

Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme said the concussion spotter pulled Dvorak, and he failed his test, so he was ruled out of the remainder of the game, according to The Athletic's Arpon Basu.

Here's a closer look at the incident:

Spurgeon wasn't penalized on the play. Dvorak finished the contest with just 36 seconds of ice time.

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Canadiens' Dvorak unable to return after Spurgeon's blindside hit
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