Under most circumstances, I would think that a flying elbow to the face would knock a person out and that's exactly what happened to Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov last night against the Detroit Red Wings.
In the second period of play, Artem was fighting for the puck with Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey.
Watch as Artem falls to the ground and takes an inadvertent elbow to the face from Kyle and needed to be taken off the ice on a stretcher:
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After the game, Artem was taken to a local Detroit-area hospital where he was listed to be in stable condition.