Anaheim Ducks defenceman James Wisniewski has been cleared by doctors and released from an Orange County hospital earlier than the team initially expected. Wisniewski was hit in the chest by Pavel Datsyuk’s slap shot during the second period of Tuesday’s playoff game against Detroit. He continued to skate but ultimately fell to his hands and knees while coughing blood as play stopped. Wisniewski was taken to a hospital where it was determined he has a bruised lung. There was no immediate word on when Wisniewski could resume playing. The Ducks were leading the contest 2-0 at the time of the injury and held on for a 2-1 victory and a 2-1 lead in the series.
Game 4 is today.