Thread: Pre-Game Talk: March 24th, Montreal at Boston 7pm ET
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03-23-2011, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Seguin2Couturier View Post
Savard was diagnosed with a grade 2 concussion and it is obvious that he came back too soon. Pacioretty was diagnosed with a grade 3 concussion and a broken vertebrae and is projected to come back sooner than Savard. He is actually already ahead of where Savard was at this point is his recovery based on what we've heard.

This much is pretty much a fact. Either Pacioretty is also projected to come back way too soon or the original diagnosis was (fortunately) an overestimation. Mike Felger and Mark Recchi were simply adding one and one together to come to the conclusion that there's no way Pacioretty had a severe concussion if the reports that he'll be back for the playoffs are correct. Mike Felger phrased it in a way that sounded like (and was) an accusation because that's who Mike Felger is. Recchi was pretty much just repeating Felger's words and saying that they have some validity. Not the best thing Recchi could have said, but there has been some overreacting to his comments.
In diagnosing the concussion, the doctors may have used a different grading scale than the Cantu one used for Savard. These scales pretty much make a grade 3 concussion one in which there is any loss of consciousness along with the brain damage sufficient to diagnose to the concussion as grade 3.

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