At the 3:48 mark of the second period tonight at Joe Louis Arena, Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov was involved in a scary collision behind the Red Wings' net.
Matt Calvert began a forechecking sequence and Anisimov followed suit, but collided with Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey and appeared to take a glancing blow to the side of his head before falling to the ice. Anisimov's neck and head were stabilized on a stretcher after he was down on the ice, and had to be taken out of the arena on a stretcher. He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
According to Blue Jackets public relations, Anisimov was "alert, moving, (and) never lost consciousness. He has gone to hospital as a precaution for further evaluation." UPDATE: Anisimov has been released from the hospital in Detroit and will be returning to Columbus this afternoon.
Anisimov, 24, was making his return to the lineup after missing two games with a lower body injury suffered Friday night in Los Angeles. We will have more information on Anisimov's condition if and when updates are made available.