"Of course you don't want to make passes like that. I just saw that (Eller) was open," said Diaz. "If I see the guy coming, I never would do that pass. It's not fun when you see your teammate like that."
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Diaz, making his NHL playoff debut, was left rattled by the hit but said he didn't see Gryba coming toward Eller.