BLOG: Jones injured at morning skate
During morning skate, Ryan Jones fell to the ice after being knocked unconscious due to a collision with Andrew Ference in front of the net. He had to be attended to by the trainers and then helped to the dressing room.
Shortly after the injury, Coach Eakins headed off the ice to check on the forward.
"I didn't say much, I just went in to make sure he was still breathing," said Eakins. "He got hit in the perfect spot and he was out cold on the ice."
Despite the optics, which looked bad, Eakins said that Jones will be okay.
"He's fine. When you've been knocked out cold -- and I've had that myself -- the worst thing you need is a bunch of people talking to you."
Ryan Jones has been hurt at Oiler practice. Trainers attending to him now.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) December 21, 2013