Red Wings Drop Final Game of NHL Prospect Tournament to Blue Jackets

TRAVERSE CITY – The Detroit Red Wings dropped their final game of the NHL Prospect Tournament to the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-3 at Centre Ice Arena Sunday night.

Toward the end the first period, Jared McIsaac was taken off on a stretcher after a big hit against the boards. He lost consciousness on the ice, but the Red Wings later announced he was awake and alert.

Play was paused after McIssac’s injury while waiting for another ambulance to arrive as the first ambulance took McIsaac to the hospital. The final two minutes of the first period were delayed and played at the start of the second period.

After the game, Grand Rapids Griffins and Detroit Red Wings prospect team head coach Ben Simon said McIsaac was not expected to stay in the hospital overnight.

“He’s thankfully doing well. He’s moving his arms, moving his legs. He’s coherent, he’s talking so it’s not as bad as it initially looked,” Simon said. “Obviously it’s a scary situation when a guy does that but he was talking with our trainers there and we’ll find out more in the morning.”

McIsaac, 21, was a second-round draft pick in 2018. In the three years since being drafted, he’d already had two major shoulder surgeries prior to tonight’s injury.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars faced off as well, with the Leafs also winning by a margin of 7-3.

Toronto’s Curtis Douglas netted a goal to make it 2-1 in the first period. Dallas responded in the second with a score from Max Martin to tie the game at three.

It was all Maple Leafs after that with Noel Hoffenmayer putting in a rebound goal.

Up next at Centre Ice is the Red Wings training camp which is set to begin on Thursday Sept. 23 and scheduled to run through Sept. 28.

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