With less than two minutes remaining in Tuesday’s matchup, Dubois shoved Muzzin behind the net, causing Muzzin to fall awkwardly and collide with Blue Jackets winger Oliver Bjorkstrand, appearing to hit his head on Bjorkstrand’s leg.
Muzzin remained down on the ice for several minutes before being stretchered off and taken to a Toronto hospital. The team announced Wednesday that the rearguard was discharged overnight and is back at the team’s hotel inside the NHL bubble as he recovers and quarantines, and has been ruled out for the remainder of the qualifying series.
Dubois was not penalized on the ice at the time of the incident, with league officials later ruling it as “a freak play that had a terrible outcome.”
The five-game series is now tied 1-1, with Game 3 set for Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET.