Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/17/13
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Canes defenseman Tim Gleason said he first realized something was wrong when he couldn't hear out of his right ear. Gleason had engaged Jarred Tinordi of the Montreal Canadiens in a fight during a Sept. 21 preseason game at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Both exchanged some heavy blows and Gleason said he took a particularly hard one of the left side of his head. "It was weird" he said. "I went to the (penalty) box and couldn't hear. Everything else was fine and I played the period and couldn't hear anything out of that ear. "I sat down after the period and said 'What the heck I'm off-balance.' Then it just kind of got worse in the days ahead with the dizziness and things like that." Gleason had suffered a concussion which has sidelined him through the first seven games of the regular season. He noted he took a puck square in the face a few years ago and was out for about 10 days but that a concussion was a different sensation with different problems. "It's something I've never r...
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