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Sens goalie Anderson stretchered off in overtime (Update: It’s a stiff neck)

Nov 3, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

Craig Anderson immobilized

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson was stretchered off the ice during overtime of their game against the Dallas Stars.

Anderson collided with Stars rookie forward Valeri Nichushkin with 3:16 left in the extra period. Nichushkin’s thigh appeared to crash into Anderson’s face, knocking his head back awkwardly. Anderson laid on the ice awake and in pain, but motionless.

Senators trainers immobilized Anderson and had him taken off the ice on a stretcher. He gave a thumbs up to the Canadian Tire Centre crowd as he was wheeled off the ice.

We’ll update on his condition as it becomes available.

UPDATE (4:01 p.m. ET): Shawn McKenzie of Sportsnet has a very encouraging update.

UPDATE (4:28 p.m. ET): Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun has the injury:

  1. mp1131211 - Nov 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    It didn’t even seem like that hard of a play… Weird angle or something I guess. Hope Anderson is OK!!

  2. goalieguy37 - Nov 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    brutal diagonal shot where the dallas player’s knee projected anderson’s head suddenly backwards over his left shoulder. looked super painful! glad to hear he’s moving all his limbs. it was gut wrenching to see. didn’t look deliberate at all.

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