Canadiens' Phillip Danault released from hospital after taking slapshot to the head

The father of Phillip Danault said he's doing fine, that the scan is normal.

The Canadiens' forward was hit in the head Saturday night by a slapshot from the Bruins' Zdeno Chara, the 6-foot-9, 255-pounder who has the NHL's hardest slapshot, during a game at the Bell Center.

In a statement, Alain Danault also thanked well wishers.

His son, who's been released from hospital, lay on the ice for several minutes before being lifted onto a stretcher and taken away for treatment. 

The scary incident occured with just 1:37 remaining in the second period in what turned out to be a 4-3 shootout loss for the Habs.

Players from both teams stood around a motionless Danault, as silence came over the packed Bell Center. 

Danault fell, but lifted himself right after the incident, however fell right back to the ice surface. 

His jersey's collar was covered in blood.