Damnit!! This is bad... so that brings Giroux's official NHL concussion count to 2 now? Not good, does anyone know if he had any in juniors? Just hope he comes back and is the same player and is able to avoid concussions the rest of his career.
explain to me how it's absurd to call his actions careless?
Would you have preferred he stayed on his skates and plowed into Giroux with his feet on the ground?
Simmonds was backing checking hard (like he's supposed to) and for some inexplicable reason Giroux threw himself into a vulnerable position in center ice with traffic come at him at full speed. Definition of a good way to get yourself hurt.
That's the nature of these injuries. The symptoms aren't always known in the immediate moments after impact. It's why I said the other night that it doesn't matter how Giroux is feeling now (then), it'll be 24-to-48 hours+ that holds the key.
I will say this, calling it out indefinitely has negative connotations, but could also mean just a few games. They just don't know. His concussion in 09 he was out indefinitely, and missed 5 games.
1. Things are different now--
2. This is at least #2.
3. Hopefully Schenn will be back soonish--at that point, we roll some combination of Briere, Schenn, Couturier, and Talbot down the middle. It's not ideal, but it will give the young guys a chance to stop up.