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 to the Detroit Medical Center as a precaution because he said his head hurt.
"He'll be kept in the hospital overnight for observation," Richards said. "The plan is right now to send him back to Columbus (Friday) where he can see our doctors."
Anisimov was on his back, motionless, early in the second period after Quincey appeared to hit him in the head with his left fist and forearm. Quincey skated off the ice following the collision and went to Detroit's dressing room with an injured left leg. Quincy didn't return to the game.
Anisimov was skating toward the back of Detroit's net alongside Red Wings defenseman Ian White when Anisimov...