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Concussion lands Red Wings' Williams on IR

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Jason Williams on injured reserve Thursday, a day after he suffered a first-degree concussion and a facial laceration in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Williams was taken off the ice on a stretcher after Oilers' Raffi Torres leveled him with a hard shoulder check to the face while he tried to put in a wraparound attempt midway through the second period.

Williams was taken to Detroit Medical Center, where precautionary tests came back negative. He was released from the hospital Thursday.

Williams, who signed a two-year contract with Detroit on July 27, has three goals and five assists this season. In 2005-06, he set career highs for games played (80), goals (21) and assists (37).

The Red Wings recalled forward Brad Norton from the team's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Norton played six games with Detroit this season. He leads all Detroit players with 20 penalty minutes.