Jason Arnott Released From Hospital Following On-Ice Collision During Preds/Sharks Game
/ Nashville Predators
Jason Arnott was released from Vanderbilt Hospital prior to the completion of the Predators/Sharks game. Arnott returned to the arena following his release from the hospital. Arnott will be re-evaluated in the coming days. Future updates on his status are expected on Wednesday when the team returns to practice after a planned day off on Tuesday. The Predators have played three games in the last four days and have just returned home from a two-week, six-game road trip.
Head Coach Barry Trotz (from his post-game press conference) “He’s going to be fine. He was released from the hospital, came back and changed, and he’s at home right now. I don’t see any problem in him not being ready for Tampa Bay. He may be questionable for practice with soreness.”
Initial report (start of Period 2) Jason Arnott was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital for precautionary reasons following a collision with 2.4 seconds remaining in the first period.
With the Predators on the power-play late in the first period, Arnott cut hard to the far post to receive a pass, but was engaged with a Sharks defender and crashed hard into both San Jose netminder Brian Boucher and the goal post and fell akwardly to the ice.
At the time of his transfer to Vanderbilt Hospital, Arnott had movement and feeling in all extremities.