Thread: Injury Report: 2013 Injuries: Ohlund (IR)
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02-01-2013, 02:51 PM
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Lightning D Brendan Mikkelson said he's a little sore but experiencing no headaches or wooziness after head-first fall into boards Thurs.

Mikkelson said he "dodged a bullet" when he crashed head- and shoulder-first into the end boards during Thursday's practice.

Mikkelson, who is day-to-day, said all tests performed at Tampa General Hospital (an X-ray and a CT scan) were negative. He said he has no headaches and is nothing more than sore and stiff.

Mikkelson said he isn't sure whether he got his skates tangled up with those of Steven Stamkos as they raced after a puck or if he just "blew a tire."

Either way, Mikkelson said he never before hit the boards that hard and believes he was unconscious for a few seconds. When he came to he said he was "gasping for air" as the wind was knocked out of him. Of the collision, he said, "The guys told me it was pretty solid." (video of Mikkelson, Boucher interviews) (DC) (EE)

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