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Mueller released from hospital after being injured in Devils loss

Defenseman was taken off ice on stretcher after crashing headfirst into boards against Flames @NHLdotcom

Mueller leaves with injury

CGY@NJD: Mueller leaves with injury in 3rd

Mirco Mueller is injured after a collision along the boards, and leaves the game on a stretcher early in the 3rd

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Mirco Mueller was released from the hospital Thursday, one day after the New Jersey Devils defenseman was taken off the ice on a stretcher during a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on at Prudential Center.

Mueller lost his footing while he and Flames forward Michael Frolik were trying to make a play on the puck and crashed headfirst into the boards. Mueller laid facedown on the ice after hitting the boards but gave a thumbs-up as he was being carted off at 1:09 of the third period.

The 23-year-old was taken to University Hospital in Newark for evaluation.

Mueller posted a note to fans on his Twitter account Thursday, stating that he didn't sustain any serious injuries and that he hoped "to be back on the ice very soon!"

Tweet from @muellermirco:

Frolik said Wednesday, "It was like he toe-picked a little bit and I just fell right on him. I thought at first it was really, really bad. I don't know what his status is now. I talked to our doctors and they said he was little better than they expected, so hopefully that's a good sign and hopefully he is going to be OK. It [stinks] when those things happen."

The Flames were leading 2-1 at the time of the injury. Mueller was plus-1 in 13:49 of ice time.

He has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 47 games this season and 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) in 129 NHL games with the San Jose Sharks and Devils.

Video: Mirco Mueller is okay after scary fall Wednesday

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