Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov was released from a Detroit hospital yesterday morning, a little more than 12 hours after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher.
Anisimov is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the club said, and never have those words sounded so good.
At 5:11 p.m., Anisimov tweeted: “Thank you for all your prayers. Made it home, feeling better.”
He flew back to Columbus while the Blue Jackets continued to St. Louis for a game tonight against the Blues.
“It’s obviously great news,” coach Todd Richards said. “It doesn’t sound like it’s anything too serious. He’s out of the hospital, and now he’ll be looked at by our doctors.”
Anisimov was hurt in the second period of the Blue Jackets’ 3-2 victory over the Red Wings.
He was forechecking behind the Detroit net and lost his skates after bumping into the Red Wings’ Ian White. As Anisimov fell backward, Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey elbowed him in the jaw and fell on top of him, landing forearm first on Anisimov’s head with all of his weight.
Jackets relieved that Anisimov’s injury not serious
Columbus Dispatch | Feb 23