TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Erik Condra was injured and needed assistance off the ice during the first period of a 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 1 of their series Wednesday at Amalie Arena.
Condra was clearly dazed as he lay on the ice after a massive hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas at 4:45.
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said Condra was not taken to the hospital.
"Yeah, that was a tough hit," Cooper said. "Those are always tough when you're away from the boards. He unfortunately got caught. He was ... I saw him when he left, and it's an unfortunate situation. I don't have any medical update on how he is, but he was obviously shaken up on the play."
Condra and Cizikas were racing for a puck in Tampa's zone to the right of Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop.
As soon as Condra touched the puck to make a breakout pass, Cizikas, at full speed, made a clean body check, sending Condra back-first into the corner boards.
Condra was tended to by trainer Tom Mulligan, before teammates needed to help him off the ice.
This was Condra's third playoff game of the postseason.