NHL linesman in concussion protocol after pre-game collision

Arizona Coyotes players stand over linesman Ryan Gibbons as he gets medical attention after an injury prior to the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

NHL linesman Ryan Gibbons is in concussion protocol after a pre-game collision in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reports.

Kypreos says a CT scan was clear after Gibbons was taken off the ice by stretcher prior to the L.A. Kings-Arizona Coyotes pre-season game.

Gibbons collided with Liam O'Brien of the Coyotes after the national anthem and appeared to be hit in the head.

The Vancouver native has been an NHL linesman since 2015.

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