The Calgary Flames will spend the next seven of eight games on the road, and not making the trip is team point getter Rene Borque. He was placed on the injured reserve and Jamie Lundmark was recalled from the AHL. No word on the injury before today’s 2PM game against LA, but we can pretty much assume after he took a huge elbow to the face (clear hit to the head), he’s probably groggy.

This may continue the debate on hits to the head as the NHL continues its downward spiral into goondom. Every single professional sport takes steps to protect the head, and severely penalizes players who do, the NHL on the other hand will not take a stand further solidifying its spot as a joke league in America.

What are you thoughts on hits to the head?