Linesman Steve Barton taken to hospital after hitting head on ice (Update)

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Scary moment in the first period of Monday’s game in Edmonton between the Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets when linesman Steve Barton hit his head on the ice following a collision with Connor McDavid.

You can see the play in the video above.

Barton remained on the ice and had to be taken off on a stretcher.

According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Barton was taken to a local hospital and was speaking to doctors and moving all extremities during the trip.

UPDATE:

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