GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Michal Rozsival smiled when asked if he had any concerns about playing back-to-back games just one week after returning to the Coyotes lineup.
Whats too soon? he said after Thursdays 4-2 win over Edmonton. It felt like forever.
Time moves slowly for most injured players as they work their way back to health. Time absolutely crawls for guys with concussions.
You cant do anything but rest, said Rozsival, who took a puck to the face in the first period of the season opener at San Jose and missed two months with recurring symptoms.
I was light-headed, I had headaches, I was nauseous, and there was a lot of pressure in my forehead and in the nose area where I got hit, he said. Ive never had a concussion before, so I didnt know what to expect. It took a long time a lot longer than I thought it would.
The lengthy recovery time was frustrating for first-year Coyotes associate coach Jim Playfair, who works with the defensemen. Playfair liked the work ethic, professio...