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Ex-NHL tough guy McGrattan knocked out in AHL fight

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One-time Flames forward taken off on stretcher

By Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports Posted: Jan 19, 2016 11:55 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 20, 2016 1:58 AM ET

San Diego Gulls forward Brian McGrattan was taken out of an AHL game on a stretcher at the conclusion of a startling fight Tuesday night. 

McGrattan exchanged a flurry of punches with San Antonio Rampage forward Daniel Maggio before being knocked out cold. 

The 34-year-old former Calgary Flame crashed face-first to the ice and remained unconscious. 

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McGrattan was removed from the game, but the Gulls later tweeted he was conscious and had full movement.

McGrattan, who is no stranger to hockey fights, was traded from Calgary to the Anaheim Ducks over the summer. 

The incident is reminiscent of NHL enforcer George Parros’s face-first fall during a fight with Colton Orr in a game between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013. 

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