Anderson sustained a neck injury when he collided with Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin during overtime of a game Nov. 3. Anderson had to be removed from the ice on a stretcher but said it was more for precautionary reasons and he never lost consciousness.
"The helmet did a great job, it did what it was supposed to do," Anderson told reporters in Ottawa. "It was all neck and back from pushing my head back in the collision. … It's one of those things where it was just precautionary, they had some pain in areas the training staff and the doctor didn't like and they just wanted to be extra sure there on the ice that nothing serious happened by mishandling everything."