An unusual injury occurred during Tuesday's Western Conference finals game between the Sharks and Blues.
Referee Wes McCauley suffered a leg injury about eight minutes into the contest when he appeared to trip over the skate of a fellow referee. He left the game and was replaced by standby official Gord Dwyer.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 22, 2019
According to a report from Sportsnet, the issue was with McCauley's hamstring.
Referee Wes McCauley tells @ScottOake he has a hamstring issue after leaving the ice in St. Louis. He's replaced by Gord Dwyer.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 22, 2019
McCauley, a former player, is one of the NHL's more well known referees. He has officiated the last six Stanley Cup Finals.
The Blues entered Tuesday leading the series 3-2.