Calgary Flames defenseman struck by a vehicle taken to hospital

Published February 9, 2023 at 10:58

The NHL is full of risk for players on the ice, but it was a situation off the ice which has caused a serious amount of concern. Today the Calgary Flames made the announcement that yesterday veteran defenseman, Rasmus Andersson was struck by a vehicle while riding a scooter.

At approximately 6:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, February 8 in Detroit, MI, while riding a scooter on his way to dinner, Flames defenceman Rasmus Andersson was struck by a vehicle. Andersson was taken to a local hospital for a full battery of tests before being released last night.

Andersson is doing well, and he will remain with the team. He is listed as day-to-day.

Andersson was released from hospital last night and appears to be okay. Anderson has played in 51 games this season for the team scoring 7 goals and adding 27 assists. The veteran has played in 349 career games all for the Flames.

Our thoughts are with Andersson as he recovers from what appears to be a very lucky result after a very scary situation.


«He's doing well and is in good spirits. He's very lucky - it certainly could have been a lot worse. He's a little rattled. We'll list him as day to day. He won't play tonight and then we'll see. No injuries we are overly concerned about but we will see.»

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Calgary Flames defenseman struck by a vehicle taken to hospital

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