Brian McGrattan conscious, alert after being knocked out in AHL fight
The San Diego Gulls announced forward Brian McGrattan was "conscious, alert, and has full movement" after a scary incident that saw the 34-year-old stretchered off the ice during Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Rampage.
McGrattan was in a fight with Rampage forward Daniel Maggio when he was knocked out by a punch and fell hard to the ice, face first. Gulls teammates quickly signaled to the bench as McGrattan lay motionless on the ice.
McGrattan had eight points and 94 penalty minutes entering Monday's action. He has spent parts of 10 seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, and Nashville Predators.
He was assigned to the Gulls after signing a one-year deal with their parent club, the Anaheim Ducks, during the offseason.