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Flames' Langkow hit in neck with puck

The Calgary Flames say forward Daymond Langkow is in good condition at a local hospital after he was hit in the back of the neck with a shot in the second period of a game in Minnesota against the Wild.

The Calgary Flames say forward Daymond Langkow is in good condition at a local hospital after he was hit in the back of the neck with a shot in the second period of a game in Minnesota against the Wild.

Langkow — who was taken off the ice on a stretcher — has movement in all his extremities and is undergoing X-rays and more tests.

Standing in front of the Wild goal, Langkow was knocked over by Minnesota defenceman Greg Zanon before Flames' defenceman Ian White took a shot from inside the blue line.

Langkow appeared to see the shot coming and tucked his head into his chest as he fell, but the puck struck him in the back of the neck.

Play was stopped and Langkow was attended to for about 10 minutes before the 13-year veteran was wheeled off the ice. The game resumed shortly after.

"We were definitely a little bit rattled," Flames defenceman Steve Staios said. "After that, you've got to get yourself back focused on the game, but there's definitely a time when you're afraid for him, and it becomes a difficult situation to deal with."

with files from the Associated Press

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