Wednesday December 24th, 2014

Vancouver Canucks winger Jannik Hansen has been cleared to play, the team announced Tuesday.

Hansen collapsed on the bench in Vancouver's game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday. It was thought Hansen would play in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes but he was a late scratch, with the team electing to hold him out one more game to be safe.

In the second period of Saturday's game, Hansen took a hit from Calgary's Dennis Wideman and went to the bench normally, where he appeared to fall unconscious after sitting down.

Medical personnel began attending to Hansen while play was halted, and he regained consciousness after a short time. Helped to the locker room by trainers, Hansen was later seen walking around, and was taken to the hospital only as a precaution. He was released Sunday.

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Hansen, 28, has 13 points in 32 games this season and has recorded a plus/minus of two.

The Canucks are off until Sunday, when they play the Anaheim Ducks.

Ben Estes




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