Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson was hit by a automotive Wednesday night time, the group introduced.
The Flames had been in Detroit forward of their matchup towards the Red Wings on Thursday when Andersson was struck by the automotive round 6 p.m. ET whereas using a scooter on his approach to a dinner.
He was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place assessments had been run, and he was ultimately high-quality to depart that night time.
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“He was going through a crosswalk,” GM Brad Treliving stated by way of The Athletic. “The good news – and the most important thing – is that Ras is doing well. He was transported by ambulance to Detroit Receiving Hospital.”
“I want to make sure we thank the medical staff there and specifically Dr. D. Our medical staff was in consultation with them and the folks at the hospital.”
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Treliving added that Andersson is taken into account “day to day” proper now.
“He won’t play, and we’ll take this real slow. … Not anything that we’re overly concerned about. But he got hit, so we’re going to see how things go over the next 24 hours and go from there.”
Andersson wasn’t drunk whereas using the scooter, Treliving stated.
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Teammate Mikael Backlund was questioning the place Andersson was whereas ready for him at dinner and texted to seek out his whereabouts. Andersson responded with a selfie, noting that he was doing high-quality.
“Hearing him say he was OK makes you feel a lot better,” Backlund stated.
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Andersson is on the Flames’ high defensive pairing with Noah Hanifin, so he will definitely be missed at puck-drop on Thursday. But, like Treliving and his teammates stated, realizing he isn’t severely injured is an enormous sigh of aid.