Columbus' Artem Anisimov taken off on stretcher after collision

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer

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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher on Thursday evening after hitting his head on the ice following a collision with Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey.

As Quincey was engaged behind the net in a battle for the puck, Anisimov came in and fell to the ice right at Quincey's feet. Quincey then tripped over the Columbus forward and fell on top of him. Quincey's arm then accidentally drove Anisimov's head into the ice.

He remained down and was motionless for an extended period of time before being taken off on a stretcher.

The Blue Jackets announced that Anisimov was alert, talking and never lost consciousness. He was taken to a Detroit hospital for evaluation.

Anisimov was one of the key players who went to Columbus from the New York Rangers in the Rick Nash trade last summer.

Entering Thursday's game, Anisimov had scored four goals to go with two assists in 14 games.

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