SAN ANTONIO - Former NHLer Brian McGrattan is conscious and alert after taking a bad fall during a fight in an American Hockey League game on Tuesday night.

McGrattan, who is now with the San Diego Gulls, was apparently knocked unconscious on his feet by a punch from Daniel Maggio of the San Antonio Rampage.

The 34-year-old McGrattan - who had lost his helmet during the scrap - fell to the ice face first without protecting himself for the fall or bracing himself in any way.

His San Diego teammates immediately waved for a trainer to come to McGrattan's aid, with a Rampage player helping one cross the ice.

McGrattan lay face down and unmoving on the ice while being attended to but a tweet from the Gulls organization later said he was conscious, alert and had full movement.

He has played for the Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators organizations before joining San Diego, the minor-league affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks.

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