Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno suffered an apparent neck or head injury when he collided with veteran NHL linesman Shane Heyer at 8 minutes, 26 seconds of the third period of Sunday’s game against the Kings at Staples Center. The Kings Jeff Carter gave Foligno a bump as he skated in front of the bench. Heyer jumped onto the top of the dasher boards in an attempt to get out of the way. Foligno’s head then struck Heyer’s backside and perhaps his elbow. A stretcher was moved onto the ice and after Foligno was attended to by medical personnel, he was taken from the rink. Check back for updates.
The Blue Jackets later reported Foligno was alert and speaking with medical personnel. The team also said via Twitter that he would remain at Staples.
Later still, Foligno was said of have suffered a stiff neck and would travel to Columbus with the Blue Jackets.