Brian McGrattan, a veteran NHL enforcer now playing in the AHL was knocked unconscious during a fight Monday night and taken off on a stretcher.
San Diego Gulls winger Brian McGrattan was knocked out during a fight at an AHL game on Tuesday.
He was taken off the ice on a stretcher by team doctors.
After the game, the team announced that McGrattan was conscious and had full movement. It appeared that McGrattan hit his head on the ice as he fell, prompting teammates and referees to immediately call for help.
McGrattan signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on July 10. The team reassigned him to the Gulls on Oct. 2.
The 33-year-old tweeted Wednesday to thank people for their support and update them on his status.
“Thanks for all the msgs,” McGrattan wrote. “Everything is fine i am not dead and will be back shortly!! Been around a long time and know the risks!!”
The NHL veteran has played in 317 NHL games during his career.