A prospect match between the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets has been stopped after defender Jared McIsaac was hit along the boards. The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler reports that McIsaac was responsive as he left the game on a stretcher.
The Columbus Dispatch’s Brian Hedger tweets that McIsaac’s head hit the glass on a hit from Columbus Blue Jackets forward James Malatesta and fell to the ice. A report from the Detroit Red Wings says that McIsaac is indeed responsive and has feeling in his extremities. He’ll be observed at a local hospital. The rest of the game will proceed, with the 2:54 that was remaining in the first period added onto the second.
McIsaac has spent much of the last two seasons dealing with injury. He played in just one Liiga game and 10 AHL games with Grand Rapids in 2020-21. Expected to take on a full-time role in Grand Rapids this season, McIsaac’s health and well-being are what’s paramount now.
Everyone at PHR offers their best wishes to McIsaac, his family, and the Red Wings during this time.