Rasmus Andersson tells Swedish site he has ‘few stitches and scrapes’ from scooter accident
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By Ryan Pike9 months ago
On Wednesday night, Calgary Flames blueliner Rasmus Andersson was hit by a car in Detroit while riding a scooter through a crosswalk. On Thursday, general manager Brad Treliving characterized Andersson as doing well and seemed upbeat.
Swedish news site Expressen got in touch with Andersson and he shared the extent of his injuries.
Via Google Translate:
The express reaches Andersson via SMS.There he says that, considering the circumstances, he is still in good spirits.“I feel good under the circumstances. I was very lucky. I was riding an electric scooter and the next second I woke up in the ambulance. I escaped lightly with a few stitches and scrapes. A very lucky one, ” he writes.
The accident caused Andersson to miss the Flames’ Thursday game with the Detroit Red Wings, which snapped Andersson’s iron man streak and was the first time he had missed a game in 323 regular season contests. (His last absence was due to a healthy scratch on Nov. 11, 2018.)
Andersson’s currently listed as day-to-day by the Flames. He remains on the road trip.
The Flames return to action on Saturday morning against the Buffalo Sabres.
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