Sauer has missed extended time with post concussion syndrome in the past. If he is susceptible to concussions he should not be fighting.
I wouldn't worry about it. Playing with a physical edge is a large part of his game. You can't neuter him. He has more of a chance of sustaining a concussion from a clean body check than he does getting punched in the helmet a few times.
Yeah but fighting wont be the cause of a serious injury (it rarely ever causes any kind of injury). If he's going to get hurt, he's going to get hurt. Nothing he, or anyone else, can do about it.
Tell that to Sheldon Souray.
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11/21/08: Injured vs. Providence, missed 6 games.
4/17/08: Injured vs. Portland, missed remainder of postseason & first 12 games of 08/09 season
Neither seems to be related to a fight so I must have been thinking of someone else. But still, a fight isn't worth losing him for a stretch of time.
I couldn't find a summary of his injuries in Junior, but I believe he had a few there as well. I can't find the nature of the injuries either. Squishy or someone who watches the Pack may be more useful there.
This guy has all the tools to be a solid defender in the NHL, the only reason why he wasn't a #1 pick, it was even said on draft day, was because of injuries. At 23 he's finally healthy and coming into his own. He and his brother have always been underrated defenders. Sauer is very good.
Just pair this guy with Staal already, I've been waiting for 5 years now. It's meant to be!!!