Vision improves, but coach holds him out

DETROIT -- Calgary Flames defenseman Rhett Warrener had blurry vision after being struck in the right eye Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

When his vision improved, doctors cleared him to play. He was on
Calgary's bench in the third period, but he didn't return to the

"I didn't think we should use him," Flames coach Darryl Sutter
said after Calgary's 5-2 loss that tied the best-of-seven series

Warrener was engaged with Detroit's Derian Hatcher along the
boards near the Calgary net when Steve Yzerman appeared to
unintentionally hit Warrener in the right eye with his stick while
Stephane Yelle checked the Red Wings captain.

Warrener skated off the ice with a towel held to his face in the
first period. Yzerman said he didn't know his stick hit Warrener
when it happened.

"I hope he's not hurt bad," Yzerman said. "It's an ugly part
of the game."