The Thunder won a game but will have to wait for word as to whether it has lost a player for a while.
In Stockton’s 3-2 win on Friday, Nick Tremblay left the gave after taking a hard hit from Utah’s Danick Paquette with 12:46 left in the second period. Riley Wetmore went after Paquette and was called for roughing, but Paquette was not penalized.
Tremblay was taken to local hospital for precautionary reasons but was alert and responsive. He was playing in his first game with the Thunder since being acquired and reassigned to the team from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.
Paquette would later get into a long and nasty fight with Thunder captain Garet Hunt. While several players tussled behind the Thunder net, Hunt and Paquette broke away and really went at it. It was one of the longest fights I’ve seen in the Thunder’s nine season, and pretty even in the end.