Frederik Andersen Returns To The Ice After Monday's Scary Scene

Published February 6, 2018 at 3:52 PM

"Toronto Maple Leafs fans held their collective breath when goaltender Frederik Andersen fell to the ice after taking a skate to the head from Corey Perry.
During the second period of Monday night's 7-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks, Perry drove hard past the net and was taken off his feet by Ron Hainsey, causing his right skate to catch Andersen right in the head. Andersen remained down on the ice for a few minutes before exiting the game.
Andersen was back on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate and, of course, he was a very popular guy with the media after practice concluded.
«I feel good,» Andersen said on Tuesday, per Sean Fitz-Gerald of The Athletic. «Scary moment, but I made sure we did everything right, and I feel good today.»
Andersen said that he was lucky that Perry's skate didn't hit him an inch or lower in the neck.
«I know he likes to go to the net, and tries to go in there and score,» Andersen said. «At the last minute, he tried to get out of the way. His body was obviously past me and his skate, he accidentally caught me in the jaw.»
Andersen said that he doesn't feel like he suffered a concussion, but he had a sore jaw and neck because of «some kind of whiplash.» He also said that his former teammate texted him right after the game to make sure he was ok.
Head coach Mike Babcock would not commit to saying Andersen would play against the Nashville Predators tomorrow night, but Andersen sounded hopeful that the would be out there. "

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