Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson was involved in an accident in Detroit, MI on Wednesday at approximately 6:00 p.m. ET. Andersson was riding a scooter on his way to dinner when he was hit by a vehicle. The incident occurred at a crosswalk and Andersson was taken to the local hospital and fully examined.
Thankfully, the Flames defenceman was released from the hospital last night and is reported to be doing well. According to Flames General Manager Brad Treliving, Andersson will remain with the team and is listed as day-to-day. Treliving spoke with the media in Detroit to provide an update on the player’s condition.
“The most important thing is that Rasmus is doing well,” said Treliving. “He was transported by ambulance to Detroit Receiving Hospital and received the necessary medical attention. We won’t be playing him tonight and we’ll be taking things slow over the next 24 hours to see how he is feeling.”
Treliving added that the Flames are taking precautions to ensure he makes a full recovery. The young defenseman has been a key player for the Flames this season and his absence will surely be felt. However, the Flames are confident that Andersson will make a speedy recovery and return to the ice in no time.
Treliving also went on to thank the Doctors and staff that helped Andersson at the Hospital. He also said “He’s doing well. In good spirits. We’re lucky. Very lucky. It certainly could have been a lot worse. We want to make sure that we thank all those involved (in his care) and let everybody know that Ras is doing well.”
The Flames take on the Red Wings tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Flames called up Dennis Gilbert for the time being.