Scary knee-on-knee hit looked serious.

The United States plays Finland in a warm-up game for the 2022 World Junior Championship on Thursday afternoon.

New York Rangers prospect Brett Berard started the game skating on the top line for the US.

But the game was almost a disaster for Berard, who was the Rangers’ fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Thankfully, Berard returned to the ice for the start of the second period.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.