Defenceman Michael Campoli was released from hospital on Tuesday after being treated for a hard hit he took during a 3-on-3 scrimmage earlier in the day at the Buffalo Sabres' prospect development camp.

According to various reports, Campoli, a camp invitee who played last season for the U.S. Under-18 Team, lay motionless for about 20 minutes after a hit along the boards by forward William Carrier. Team trainers attended to Campoli immediately while the other players were sent back to the dressing room.

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EMTs and the Buffalo Fire Department arrived, providing a backboard and neck brace for Campoli and placing him on a stretcher. He was sitting upright in the stretcher as he was being taken off the ice.

The scrimmage resumed after Campoli was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Sabres general manager Tim Murray told reporters afterwards that Campoli was awake, was 'joking around' and had movement in his extremities.

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