We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Blue Jackets' Anisimov taken off ice on stretcher alert, moving, conscious after hit in head

Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 9:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Blue Jackets' Anisimov taken off ice on stretcher alert, moving, conscious after hit in head

DETROIT - Columbus Blue Jackets centre Artem Anisimov has been taken off the ice on a stretcher after being struck in the head by Detroit Red Wings defenceman Kyle Quincey.

Anisimov was on his back, motionless, early in the second period after Quincey appeared to hit him in the head with his left fist and forearm.

The medical staff for both teams helped put Anisimov on a backboard before he was taken off the ice.

Anisimov was skating toward the back of the net alongside Detroit's Ian White when Anisimov lost his balance. Quincey landed a blow to Anisimov's head that didn't seem intentional.

The Joe Louis Arena crowd was quiet while Anisimov was being prepared to be put on a stretcher. Anisimov was cheered when he was wheeled off the ice.

Quote of the Day

I'm hoping Bob [Murray] didn't go out and get Dany Heatley just to get someone. I'm sure he's excited and motivated.

— Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on general manager Bob Murray's decision to sign Dany Heatley