Associated Press: Blue Jackets’ Wisniewski suffers concussion versus Detroit

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski¬† left Saturday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings and did not return, as per NHL.com.

Wisniewski, who scored earlier in the game, crashed heavily back-first into the boards during the second period, and needed the assistance of two teammates to be helped off the ice.

The Associated Press reported that Wisniewski sustained a concussion on the play.

“It’s awful to see a guy lying there like he was,” said Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. “Your heart kind of stops for a minute. You could hear a pin drop in the arena. Once we saw him talking and move, it’s a huge sigh of relief.”

The Blue Jackets hung on for a 4-2 win.

Johnson, 26, had an assist and a personal season-high in ice time at 34 minutes and 59 seconds, which is also a franchise record, as per Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.

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