Flames defenceman Andersson listed ‘day to day’ after being struck by car
Calgary Flames defenceman Rasmus Andersson was sent to hospital Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle while riding a scooter in Detroit.
The team said Thursday that the incident occurred around 6 p.m. while Andersson was riding a scooter to dinner.
The 26-year-old Andersson was released from hospital later Wednesday night after undergoing a “battery of tests,” the Flames said in Twitter post.
Calgary was in Detroit for a Thursday night game with the Red Wings.
He was going through a crosswalk,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Thursday. “The good news — and the most important thing — is that Ras is doing well. He was transported by ambulance to Detroit Receiving Hospital.”
The team says Andersson is doing well and will remain with the team on its eastern road trip, but is listed as “day to day.”
Andersson is in his seventh full season with the Flames and leads Calgary defencemen with 34 points in 51 games.
Jack Hughes out week to week
Meanwhile, New Jersey Devils centre Jack Hughes has an upper-body injury and is considered week to week.
Coach Lindy Ruff gave the injury update following the Devils morning skate ahead of their home game Thursday night against the Seattle Kraken. Hughes left practice early Wednesday.
“He’s a young guy — that’s going to help with it,” Ruff said. “I think it’s going to be on the shorter end.”
The 21-year-old Hughes represented New Jersey at NHL All-Star Weekend and is the biggest reason the the team contending and in a playoff spot for the first time in several seasons. He ranks third in the league in goals with 35 and ninth in points with 67, which is 16 more than the next-closest Devils player.
New Jersey is currently in second in the Metropolitan Division, behind the first-place Carolina Hurricanes and just ahead of the rival New York Rangers. If Hughes is out even two weeks, it would mean he misses eight games.
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