Craig Anderson, the starting goaltender for the Senators, took a hard hit in the overtime period when Valeri Nichushkin broke between Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson with the puck. He was stretchered off of the ice. He tried to go far side on the empty side of the net, but lost the puck and ran his leg into Anderson’s head.
The play started when the Senators turned over the puck in the defensive end before clearing the blue line. After two Senators players battled along the boards with Stars’ Ray Whitney, Whitney got the pass to Nichushkin who dazzled through Ryan and Karlsson. Dallas later went on to win the game in the shootout, even though Bobby Ryan scored the tying goal with 10 seconds left in the third period. They have now lost 5 straight games since they dominated the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on October 23.
Reports are saying that Anderson is now walking around, but has a stiff neck. He is unlikely to play Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Here are a few tweets I found that are good for this article.
Anderson has a stiff neck. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) November 3, 2013
Anderson has a “stiff neck” and will get further evaluation, says MacLean. Doesn’t sound very serious
— Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) November 3, 2013
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