A startling injury halted a game at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday when Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov fell down hard after chasing a puck into the Red Wings zone four minutes into the second period.
The 24-year-old took a blow to the chin as he was falling down on the ice and was left motionless under Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey just seconds after an icing call was negated behind the Red Wings net. Quincey's elbow appeared to catch Anisimov during the fall.
Medical trainers placed Anisimov on a stretcher and removed him from the ice. No penalties were called on the play.
Team spokesman Todd Sharrock said Anisimov was taken to a hospital as a precaution "because he said his head hurt," according to the Associated Press.
Mixer tweeted on Friday that Anisimov has been released from the hospital.
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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 will be today," Sharrock said.
Anisimov was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being struck in the head by Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after his team's 3-2 win that Anisimov was alert and stable at the hospital.
Anisimov was part of the big deal last summer which sent Rick Nash to the New York Rangers.