Urho Vaakanainen lies motionless on the ice Source: SITA/AP/Allison Dinner ANAHEIM – Finnish ice hockey player Urho Vaakanainen was seriously injured in Saturday’s preparatory meeting before the new NHL season. The defender of the Anaheim Ducks had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher. In the middle of the first period, Vaakanainen concentrated on playing the puck, then he did not maintain his stability and bumped into the goalpost in an unnatural position. The club from California reported that the 23-year-old player was fully conscious during the transfer to the hospital and did not lose feeling in his limbs. The Finn was acquired by Anaheim from Boston in March for the long-term support of Hampus Lindholm’s back row. AP informed.