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NHLDid You See That? Artem Anisimov stretchered off

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 09:45 PM

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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov was stretchered off the ice and taken to hospital Thursday night. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press) Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov was stretchered off the ice and taken to hospital Thursday night. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

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The normally raucous crowd at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit was temporarily silenced after a scary moment involving Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov on Thursday night, as he was stretchered off the ice.
The normally raucous crowd at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit was temporarily silenced after a scary moment involving Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov on Thursday night. 

Anisimov came racing in behind Detroit's net and appeared to lose his footing, and took what looked like an unintentional blow to his head from Red Wings defenceman Kyle Quincey, who fell on top of him. The Russian collapsed, lying motionless on the ice at the 3:48 mark of the second period. 

He was stretchered off and taken to a hospital and did not return to the game. Anisimov, 24, was taken to the Detroit Medical Center as a precaution. 

"He'll be kept in the hospital overnight for observation," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after his team's 3-2 win. "The plan is right now to send him back to Columbus [Friday] where he can see our doctors."

He added: "He's alert and stable. Obviously, that's great news." 

He has four goals in 15 games in his first season with the Blue Jackets to go along with two assists.

With files from The Associated Press


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