Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger was released from the hospital Wednesday evening after being assessed following an injury suffered in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ranger was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the first period after being injured on a hit from behind. He was stable, conscious and alert.

Ranger was boarded by Lightning forward Alex Killorn with 4.1 seconds remaining in the period. Ranger was motionless face down on the ice before being tended to by Maple Leafs trainers and medical personnel. His head was secured by a brace and he could be seen moving his legs while down.

Ranger and Killorn were pursuing the puck behind the goal line when they collided, with Ranger's head hitting the glass.