There was quite the scary scene at Rogers Arena on Saturday night.
Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the Vancouver bench following a big hit by Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman. The above photo is of Hansen collapsing via HockeyWays on Twitter.
Below is the video:
It appears that Wideman slammed in Hansen's chest. Hansen looked winded as he skated to the bench. The broadcast said Hansen was able to walk to the Canucks dressing room with some help following the scene on the bench.
According to the Canucks official Twitter account, Hansen was helped to the Vancouver locker room and was being kept out of the rest of the game as a "precautionary measure."
No matter what, such scenes prompt memories of Jiri Fischer's collapse with the Red Wings and Rich Peverley last year with the Dallas Stars. Fortunately, it seems Hansen is going to be OK.
Update: Canucks coach Willie Desjardins gave an upbeat report on Hansen after his team's 3-2 overtime win over Calgary.
From the Vancouver Sun:
“I think everything’s good,” Desjardins said following the Canucks’ 3-2 overtime win over the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena.
“He was at the hospital, everything’s checking out though, and I don’t think there’s going to a problem — everything looks real good.”
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