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Injured Players Thread (3/6: Staal Out Indefinitely; Not Career Threatening)
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02-18-2013, 12:30 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Would say it's highly likely to be a concussion, and probably a bad one at that.
Helmet stayed on? Just dazed? Can't even take that sentiment seriously. He was well beyond dazed. He was out cold. When he came to, he could barely move, or speak, or even open his eyes more than a sliver. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't even know who he was at that point. He wasn't just out of it, he was scary out of it. Scary to watch, scary to see the look on his face, how limp and dead his body, his movements, his facial expressions, all were. This is a pretty tough guy we're talking about here, and he was completely and utterly knocked senseless, and had to be helped off the ice in such a way that you could tell he would've collapsed straightaway if they let go of him.
Lord knows we've had pleasant surprises lately, so maybe this will turn out to be minor. But of all the concussive plays I've seen in my years of hockey? The look on his face had all the signs of a season ending concussion.
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