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Blue Jackets' Anisimov taken off ice on stretcher alert, moving, conscious after hit in head

Team doctors and emergency personnel tend to Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov, of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Team doctors and emergency personnel tend to Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov, of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT - Columbus Blue Jackets centre Artem Anisimov was taken off the ice on a stretcher Thursday night after being struck in the head by Detroit Red Wings defenceman Kyle Quincey.

"He's alert and stable," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after his team's 3-2 win. "Obviously, that's great news."

The 24-year-old Russian centre was taken to the Detroit Medical Center as a precaution because he said his head hurt.

"He'll be kept in the hospital overnight for observation," Richards said. "The plan is right now to send him back to Columbus (Friday) where he can see our doctors."

Anisimov was on his back, motionless, early in the second period after Quincey appeared to hit him in the head with his left fist and forearm. Quincey skated off the ice following the collision and went to Detroit's dressing room with an injured left leg. Quincy didn't return to the game.

Anisimov was skating toward the back of Detroit's net alongside Red Wings defenceman Ian White when Anisimov lost his balance as Quincey landed a blow to his head that didn't seem intentional.

The medical staff for both teams helped put Anisimov on a backboard before he was taken off the ice. The Joe Louis Arena crowd was quiet while Anisimov was carefully being prepared to be put on a stretcher. Anisimov was cheered when he was wheeled off the ice.

Anisimov has four goals and six points in 15 games this season, his first with the Blue Jackets. He averaged 36 points the previous three seasons with the New York Rangers.

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