Found January 21, 2012 on
New Jersey Devils
Not exactly a sunshine and rainbows weekend for the NHL when it comes to its concussion problem.
(Whether or not it's an epidemic is a matter of semantics and, in the NHL's case, some legal concerns.)
Sidney Crosby is visiting yet another doctor for his symptoms. Marc Savard doesn't see a "bright future" in his post-concussion hell. Winnipeg Jets leading scorer Evander Kane is out with a concussion, coming to his team with a headache and then being diagnosed.
Now add Danny Briere of the Philadelphia Flyers to the all-concussion team, as news that he suffered a head injury was released by the team after its 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
From the Flyers:
Flyers general manager [Paul Holmgren] announced that forward Danny Briere will be out indefinitely due to a concussion. It is not exactly known when Briere suffered the injury, but he now joins teammates James van Riemsdyk and Chris Pronger on the sideline due to concussions.
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via the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby traveled to California Friday to visit with Dr. Robert S. Bray, a neurological spine specialist, as part of his continuing treatment program. Crosby will undergo a series of tests with Dr. Bray.
Crosby has not played since Dec. 5 because of concussion-like symptoms.
Crosby accompanied the Pittsburgh Penguins on their trip to Florida...
Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard is back at the TD Garden to watch his teammates play the New York Rangers.
Savard is expected to miss the entire season with the lingering effects of a concussion sustained a year ago Sunday on a hit by Colorado defenseman Matt Hunwick. It was his second diagnosed concussion in two seasons.
Savard has donated a luxury suite for every home game...
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby flew to California to meet with a neurological spine specialist.
Crosby will meet with Dr. Robert S. Bray after he was examined extensively by Dr. Ted Carrick, a chiropractic neurology specialist who treated him in the summer.
"Sidney is meeting with some of the top specialists in the country as he continues his recovery," Penguins...
Boston Bruins center Marc Savard is still classifying himself and his battle with post-concussion syndrome as day-to-day.He last played in Colorado on Jan.22, 2011, when he suffered his most recent concussion on a hit by Matt Hunwick."Right now, the way I'm still feeling and the daily issues I'm having,
it's tough to see a bright future right now," he said...
Marc Savard's NHL career might be over, but the 34-year-old is enjoying life away from the game. While Savard would likely prefer to be lacing up the skates alongside his Bruins teammates, something he can't do because of post-concussion symptoms, Savard's health is steadily improving. Savard checked in with NESN's Dale Arnold, Barry Pederson and Gord Kluzak on Saturday...
Marc Savard remains hopeful that his condition will change and allow him to attempt a comeback. But Savard, who is visiting TD Garden today, acknowledged such a future is a longshot. Right now, the way Im still feeling and the...
The roars have quieted, replaced by questions the ever-patient 24-year-old has grown weary of answering. The truth is, Crosby doesn't know when the concussion-like symptoms that have limited him to eight games over the last 12 months will abate.
Crosby having a tough time figuring out his role while dealing with concussion-like symptoms.
This is how we react when confronted with the latest story about a professional athlete whose career has been cruelly...
Marc Savard hasn't officially announced his retirement from the game, and remains under contract with the Bruins, but it seems like a long shot at this point that he'll play again.
Marc Savard is the living, breathing example of what can happen months after a player has suffered a severe concussion.
Last season the Penguins suffered 350 man-games lost – including missing significant players like Sidney Crosby (41), Evgeni Malkin (39) and Jordan Staal (39). Despite having a depleted lineup, the Pens finished tied in points for the Atlant...