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‘Doing well’: Calgary Flames’ Rasmus Andersson hit while on a scooter in Detroit

Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving said defenceman Rasmus Andersson is “doing well” after being hit while on a scooter in Detroit.

According to Treliving, Andersson was on his way to dinner around 6 p.m. Feb. 8 and he mounted a scooter to expedite his travels. He was hit while in a crosswalk, Treliving said.

“He’s doing well. In good spirits,” Treliving said in a Calgary Flames post online.

“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 team is currently on an eastern road swing with games in Detroit, Buffalo and Ottawa. They’re back home next Thursday for a return date with Detroit.

Treliving said that Andersson was taken to the Detroit Receiving Hospital where he underwent a battery of tests.  He was at breakfast this morning but wouldn’t participate in Thursday night’s game against the Red Wings.

“He won’t play tonight. … But he got hit, so we’re going to see how things go over the next 24 hours and go from there,” Treliving said.

The GM also said on FlamesTV that in these incidents there’s always a lot of speculation. There was no alcohol involved, Treliving said.

“He was going to dinner, made a decision to jump on a scooter to get there a little quicker, and from what I understand was as he was going through a crosswalk, was struck.

So far this year, Andersson is fourth in team scoring with seven goals and 27 assists. The top-four D-man hasn’t missed a game so far this year.