Canucks' Philip Larsen discharged from hospital in New Jersey

Dec 7 2016, 8:41 pm

Philip Larsen has been discharged from a New Jersey hospital, as reported by the Canucks official Twitter account.

That constitutes good news after a terrifying incident on Tuesday night, when the Danish defenceman lied unconscious on the ice after a collision with the Devils’ Taylor Hall. He left the ice on a stretcher.

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As you can imagine, his mom in Denmark was worried sick.

Hall’s hit will not result in the suspension, which is probably the right call despite the devastating result. Larsen was caught off-guard by the hit and was defenceless as he turned, but Hall appeared to let up. Hall didn’t leave his feet, nor did he make his head the principle point of contact.

While the Canucks prepare for tomorrow’s game in Tampa Bay, the 27-year-old (it’s Larsen’s birthday today) will travel to Vancouver to get better.

With Larsen out of the lineup, Alex Biega will draw back in. Biega has appeared in just one NHL game this season, as a forward on October 23.

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