Nick Foligno stretchered off after collision along the boards with lineman (Video)

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The Los Angeles Kings were leading the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 midway through the third period when play was halted after an injury to Nick Foligno. The Blue Jackets forward collided with linesman Shane Heyer along the boards and fell to the ice, staying down face first and barely moving:

After a delay, Foligno was stretchered off as the Staples Center crowd cheered. Foligno gave a wave as he was leaving the ice.

As you see in the video, Foligno was rubbed out along the boards after a check from Jeff Carter. His head was down and made contact with Heyer’s leg, who was trying to avoid being involved.

Foligno was alert, talking and moving all of his extremities, and according to the Blue Jackets, he’ll remain at the arena for further evaluation, which includes precautionary X-rays.

UPDATE: Great news:

And Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards said in his post-game presser that Foligno will travel with the team back to Columbus.

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