After hit by Blues' Nieminen, Detroit's Lebda carried off

Updated: March 24, 2007, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

Brett Lebda

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda was carried off the ice on a stretcher minutes into Saturday's game with the St. Louis Blues after having his face rammed into one of the metal stanchions that supports the glass behind the Detroit net.

The Red Wings said Lebda had a concussion, and was taken to Detroit Medical Center for precautionary tests.

Lebda, who was knocked into the metal support by a forearm from St. Louis' Ville Nieminen, waved to the crowd as he was being taken off.

Nieminen received a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

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