In town to face the Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson was learning a valuable lesson. It’s not a wise decision to go cruising through the automotive capital of the world on the back of a scooter.
Another vehicle was striking Andersson’s scooter. According to Steve MacFarlane of Calgary Hockey Now, Andersson was taken by ambulance to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he spent the night under observation as the hospital and team medical staff consulted about his condition.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, February 8 in Detroit, MI, while riding a scooter on his way to dinner, Flames defenceman Rasmus Andersson was struck by a vehicle. Andersson was taken to local hospital for a full battery of tests before being released last night.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 9, 2023
The Flames were opting to scratch Anderssopn from Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Red Wings. However, it was appearing that Andersson’s injuries are not serious in nature.
“The good news — and the most important thing — is that Ras is doing well,” Flames GM Brad Treliving told reporters in Detroit. “He’s doing well. In good spirits. We’re lucky, very lucky. It certainly could have been a lot worse. We want to make sure that we thank all those involved (in his care) and let everybody know that Ras is doing well.”
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Filip Zadina was netting the game-winning goal for Detroit against Calgary while playing his first game since November 5 due to a broken leg
- Zadina’s journey back to health was an emotional toil with a happy ending
- Defenseman Robert Hagg was also back in action for the Red Wings for the first time since December 8
- Recent moves by the Red Wings are helping to strengthen the push by the Grand Rapids Griffins for an AHL playoff spot
Red Wings Next Game
Detroit begins a home-and-home set with the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday win a noon start at Little Caesars Arena. The return game is Monday at Vancouver, the beginning of a five-game road trip for the Red Wings.
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Boston: While their Eastern Conference rivals are going for forwards, it’s a defenseman that continues to be at the top of the want list for the Boston Bruins.
Washington: Here he goes again. The Washington Capitals are once more demoting former Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha to the fourth line.
Philadelphia: Coach John Tortorella is describing Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Tony DeAngelo as a “defensive liability.”
Islanders: With former Islanders player Anthony Beauvillier netting the winning goal, the Vancouver Canucks were beating the New York Islanders 6-5 on Thursday.
Florida: For the first time all season, the Florida Panthers have assembled a three-game win streak.
Montreal: These Montreal Canadiens forwards are likely to be on the move prior to the NHL trade deadline.
Calgary: The interest that the Calgary Flames are showing in veteran defenseman Luke Schenn is likely an indication that Oliver Kylington won’t be returning this season.
Colorado: In a Stanley Cup final rematch, the Colorado Avalanche were whipped 5-0 by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Kings are the latest team that’s being linked to Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun.
Vegas: Another injury for the Vegas Golden Knights. Goaltender Logan Thompson was leaving Thursday’s game with an ailment.
San Jose: Are the Vegas Golden Knights interested in San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier?