VIDEO: Cooke Lacerates Karlsson’s Achilles [UPDATED]

With less than 30 seconds remaining in the second period, Erik Karlsson took a Matt Cooke's skate blade (inadvertant or deliberate depending on your mileage) to the back of his left leg. To this point, there's no update on his status and on the Interwebs, it's all speculation as to the severity of his injury. For what it's worth, he was helped off the ice and assisted back to the Senators' dressing room. 

It's not the first time that Karlsson has been targetted by Cooke in that same location on the ice.  

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Update: 9:30 pm

And the word from the good doctor:


Here's Darren Dreger making an excellent point that is sure to bring a tear to many Sens fans: 

And GM Bryan Murray's take:

AP photographer Gene J. Puskar's haunting photo of the incident:

Think things are tense for Sens fans? The scene in Pittsburgh post-game: 

Sounds like Josh just got Jim Fox'd