Red Wings' McIsaac alert after losing consciousness in rookies game

Canada's Jared McIsaac lines up for a faceoff during second period IIHF world junior hockey championship action. (Darryl Dyck/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Detroit Red Wings prospect Jared McIsaac is alert and awake after he lost consciousness following a hit into the boards during Sunday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets rookies.

McIsaac was hit from behind by Blue Jackets prospect James Malatesta late in the first period and had to be stretchered off the ice after laying motionless. Malatesta was assessed a game misconduct.

The Red Wings said McIsaac has feeling in all of his extremities and was transported to a local hospital for further observation as a precaution.

The 21-year-old blueliner was selected 36th overall by the Red Wings in the 2018 NHL Draft and played for Canada's world junior team in both 2019 and 2020.

He played 10 games with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins last season and registered two points.

McIsaac has also had two shoulder surgeries in the last two seasons.

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