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UPDATE: Anisimov "alert," did not lose consciousness

Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 9:15 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today
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At the 3:48 mark of the second period tonight at Joe Louis Arena, Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov was involved in a scary collision behind the Red Wings' net.

Matt Calvert began a forechecking sequence and Anisimov followed suit, but collided with Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey and appeared to take a glancing blow to the side of his head before falling to the ice. Anisimov's neck and head were stabilized on a stretcher after he was down on the ice, and had to be taken out of the arena on a stretcher. He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

According to Blue Jackets public relations, Anisimov was "alert, moving, (and) never lost consciousness. He has gone to hospital as a precaution for further evaluation."

Anisimov, 24, was making his return to the lineup after missing two games with a lower body injury suffered Friday night in Los Angeles. We will have more information on Anisimov's condition if and when updates are made available.

UPDATE: Anisimov has been released from the hospital in Detroit and will be returning to Columbus this afternoon.
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