Vancouver’s Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver, BC ( – Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen
collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday’s game against the
Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said after the game that Hansen was evaluated
at the hospital and appeared better.

“I don’t think there’s going to be a problem,” said Desjardins. “Everything
looks good.”

Shortly after taking a hit from Calgary’s Dennis Wideman, Hansen skated to the
Vancouver bench and remained hunched over. He appeared to go limp as his
teammates helped and quickly banged their sticks on the boards for the
officials to stop play.

Medical personnel rushed to Hansen’s aid and helped him into the locker room.

“It’s concerning,” Desjardins added. “He seemed like he couldn’t get his
breath there. He kind of went down. When that happens it’s not usual, so
you’re concerned. But everything’s checked out at the hospital and everything
is fine.”