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DETROIT There was a very scary moment during the second period of Thursday night's Red Wings-Blue Jackets game.
Columbus forward Artem Anisimov was falling to the ice behind the Red Wings' net, which upended Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey. Then, as Quincey fell, his elbow appeared to land on Anisimov's head, which then hit the ice.
Anisimov lay flat on his back as trainers and team doctors attended to him. They took several minutes to get Anisimov strapped to a stretcher before wheeling him off.
Players tapped their sticks on the ice and fans applauded when Anisimov was finally taken off the ice.
The Blue Jackets said Anisimov was awake, alert and responsive before heading to the Detroit Medical Center for further evaluation.
"He's alert and stable," coach Todd Richards said after the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory. "He'll be kept in the hospital overnight for observation. The plan is right now to send him back to Columbus (Friday), where he can see our doctors.
"It shakes you up. It shakes up the team. It's a family member. Without question, it alters you a little bit, but I thought our guys did a good job of refocusing."
The Wings were also worried about Anisimov.
"You don't want to see a guy get injured like that," Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said. "Hopefully, he's OK. It's scary when it happens. The doctors were there quick and hopefully he's fine."
Meanwhile, Quincey suffered a left ankle injury in the collision and didn't return to the game.
"Quincey, I guess, the guy fell into him, so he rolled his ankle," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "So well know more (Friday), obviously, on an ankle."
Quincey leads the Wings in plus-minus at plus-10 despite not recording a point this season.
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In a scary moment in Detroit on Thursday night, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov was carted off the ice on a stretcher. Anisimov was tangled up in a bizarre collision with Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey, where Quincey inadvertently drove Anisimov’s head into the ice. Anisimov lost his footing when skating behind the Red Wings’ net and that is where he...
This was just a horrifying moment in Detroit. Artem Anisimov suffered what appeared to be a very serious head injury during the Columbus Blue Jackets meeting with the Red Wings on Thursday night. As Anisimov skated around the Detroit goal, he collided with Kyle Quincy, falling to the ground and subsequently having his head crushed into the ice. It was a complete freak accident as...
Anisimov was tied up with Kyle Quincey behind the Detroit net, Quincey fell on him and it appeared Anisimov's head hit the ice pretty hard.
Report from Larry Murphy who is between the benches is Anisimov was alert when taken off the ice.
added 8:52pm, This post was by me, Paul. I had posted the Abel to Yzerman blog tonight and forgot to sign out as the Chief and sign back...
Watching this play was pretty scary and pretty bizarre. At first it wasn’t exactly clear how Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov had been hurt, but upon seeing the replay, you could see how dangerous the play ended up being.
Anisimov was trying to cut around the net when he lost his balance, Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey was trying to reposition himself and Anisimov...
Under most circumstances, I would think that a flying elbow to the face would knock a person out and that's exactly what happened to Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov last night against the Detroit Red Wings.
In the second period of play, Artem was fighting for the puck with Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey.
Watch as Artem falls to the ground and takes...
Last night Artem Anisimov was taken off the ice in a stretcher after a collision with Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey.
According to Pro Hockey Talk, Anisimov was awake, alert and moving after the hit. He reportedly never lost consciousness and has been hospitalized for precautionary reasons. Watch hit here...
...good to hear AA didn't lose consciousness. That...
The Red Wings-Blue Jackets game is being officiated as something of a farce tonight, and that has nothing to do with the following Tweet from the Detroit News's John Niyo.
During the Artem Anismov collision, the Wings (who found out that Carlo Colaiacovo may not be as close to returning as once thought today) lost another defenseman:
Meanwhile, it looked like Kyle...
DETROIT (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov has been released from a Detroit hospital after a scary hit in a game with the Red Wings on Thursday night.
Team spokesman Todd Sharrock confirmed on Friday that Anisimov is flying home to Columbus along with assistant athletic trainer Nates Goto.
"He will see our team doctors at some point but I don't know if that...
The story of the Jackets solid, come-from-behind win over Detroit was overshadowed by the scary injury to Columbus C Artem Anisimov early in period two. After Matt Calvert beat Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey to the puck to neutralize a possible icing, Anisimov followed the play up skating alongside Ian White. Anisimov lost his edge and slid into the legs of Quincey who was knocked...
DETROIT (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov was taken off the ice on a stretcher Thursday night after being struck in the head by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey.
"He's alert and stable," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after his team's 3-2 win. "Obviously, that's great news."
The 24-year-old Russian center was taken...
This speaks for itself, and it's honestly good news given how hard Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey went down in his collision with Artem Anisimov last night, from the Free Press's Helene St. James:
Per Ken Holland, #RedWings D Kyle Quincey has left leg injury, but day-to-day. Unlikely to play Saturday, possible for Sunday.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames...
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Jan Mursak waived
According to Helen St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Wings waived oft-injured forward Jan Mursak.
Ken Holland stated that the move was done to get Mursak more playing time however James points out that if that extra playing time comes with another team the Wings can live with it.
“He needs to play,” general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press. If...
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