Wade MacLeod of the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons was "stable and alert" Sunday night at a local hospital after suffering a seizure during the second period of a game against the Adirondack Phantoms, a release from the team said.
MacLeod, who was hit into the glass by Adirondack’s Brandon Manning just before the seizure, was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
MacLeod sent the following message from his Twitter account late in the evening: "Feeling very blessed with all the love and support I've received. I am feeling a lot better. Thank you everyone!"
Chris Kreider's demotion to the American Hockey League lasted one game.
Kreider, sent down Friday to Connecticut, was recalled by the New York Rangers a day later. He played for the Whale on Friday night but did not score in a 4-1 victory.
A sudden sensation when Kreider made his NHL debut during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he has struggled in his first full season as a professional. Kreider has a goal and an assist in seven games for the Rangers this season, and he was a healthy scratch just before the demotion.
Hiller last played Feb. 8, when he was injured late in the first period of a game against the Dallas Stars. He was replaced for the final two periods of that game by Viktor Fasth, who will make his third straight start when the Ducks play Friday at the Detroit Red Wings.
According to the Ducks' official Twitter account, coach Bruce Boudreau said that while Hiller has shown improvement, he isn't ready to get back into the lineup. Jeff Deslauriers will serve as Fasth's backup.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that goaltender Corey Crawford is not with the team for the morning skate. The Blackhawks, the only team in the League without a regulation loss, host the San Jose Sharks Friday (8:30 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).
Karlsson, 29, is 2-2-0 with a 2.33 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in four AHL games the Rockford IceHogs.
Karlsson was acquired by the Blackhawks from the Calgary Flames last month for a 2013 seventh-round draft pick.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers