Kitchener Rangers forward Brandon Robinson left the ice on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital after colliding into the boards at Detroit Red Wings rookie camp.
The 19-year-old winger went into the boards head first after missing a bodycheck at the team's rookie showcase in Traverse City, Michigan in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Robinson was attending Red Wings' camp as a free agent invite and participating in a tournament against the young guns of other NHL teams.
According to reports, Robinson never lost consciousness and was moving when he was taken off the ice.
From the Detroit Red Wings:
UPDATE: Brandon Robinson was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons; was fully conscious and has full movement— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 16, 2014
Red Wings GM Ken Holland says Robinson moving extremities, talking. Doing an MRI as precautionary measure, but optimistic he's OK. (more)— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) September 16, 2014
Doc said Robinson was aware he went into the boards awkwardly and began experiencing neck pain immediately— Brendan Savage (@BrendanSavage) September 16, 2014
A doctor said Robinson was taken to Munson Medical Center where he'll likely have an MRI and X-rays to check for a cervical spinal fracture— Brendan Savage (@BrendanSavage) September 16, 2014