Jake Muzzin was taken from the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 remaining in the third period of Game 2 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday.
The Maple Leafs defenseman fell chest-first onto the skate of Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand to the right behind the Toronto goal.
Muzzin was down for more than 10 minutes lying on his back before being immobilized and taken from the ice.
The Maple Leafs were leading 2-0. They won 3-0 to even the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifier series.
The Blue Jackets won Game 1 2-0 on Sunday in Toronto, the Eastern Conference hub city.
Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin was transported to hospital following an on-ice collision in the third period tonight. He is alert and able to move all limbs. Further updates will be provided once available.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) August 4, 2020
Regarding Jake Muzzin leaving the NHL bubble to go to hospital, I'm told medical officials will make the call on how long he'd have to quarantine if and when he's ready to return. It will depend on where he goes, how long he's gone and how much risk he's exposed to.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 4, 2020
If/when Muzzin is cleared to re-enter #NHL bubble, there is no hard and fast rule for quarantine and/or testing required to rejoin #Leafs. It will be up to Hub Medical Director, in consultation with Event Medical Director, based his type and degree of exposure outside bubble.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) August 4, 2020