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Montreal columnist: Hal Gill skated in playoffs on a broken leg

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DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19:  Hal Gill #75 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19: Hal Gill #75 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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An interesting tweet just floated through cyberspace courtesy of Montreal columnist Dave Stubbs:

#Preds Gill had plate screwed into fractured tibia 2 weeks ago, on crutches when we met for lunch. Has cool x-ray pics in his iPhone#Habs


Hal Gill

#75 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

6-7

244

Apr 06, 1975


Also according to Stubbs, the injury occurred when Gill blocked a shot from Sheldon Souray towards the end of the regular season's penultimate game, so it does indeed sound like Gill was skating on a broken leg in the Western Conference Semifinals. I guess you can either take that as evidence of Gill's guts & determination, or a discredit to his skating ability that we didn't notice (I kid, I kid).

After the jump, we've got exclusive footage of how that decision went down between Gill and the Predators' medical staff as to whether or not he would be able to play with a fractured tibia...