Hopefully this means that whatever else ails Van Riemsdyk, he'll get it looked after. Now that he's out with a concussion, this is the perfect time to heal himself up and if he needs something operated on, get it done now.
I'd have absolutely no problem shutting him donw for the season. Rest his brain, clear the cob webs, and fix whatever other ailments he has. get him all fixed up and let him hit the ground running next season. I'd rather play it safe and NOT take a chance on screwing up a potential superstar.
I'm not saying he's not concussed, but "out indefinitely" after hearing you're the center of a major trade rumor?
he was elbowed in the head like last week or something. while it doesn't look like much from the video (which can be seen above) after the contact he was seen on the bench holding his jaw. as most people know a hit to the jaw has been linked to concussions. after that any little thing could have made matters worse.
Hope they shut him down and that care of his other injury too.
Am I the only one who still can't see the contact on that Butler hit? I know there were some others in the GDT who thought there was no contact as well.
It didn't look like much but JVR was on the bench later holding his jaw on the same side that the contact was made (or at least in question) and it was a little red. Honestly it looks like it just grazed him but at high speeds and if he had his mouth piece out chewing on it like he often does (like p. kane) it could cause a concussion. now i don't want to say thats what it was cause obviously i don't/can't know for sure. i'm not a doctor but there is plenty of literature on concussions linked to contact with the jaw.
****ing infuriating that that dirty elbow gave JVR a concussion
The league is a joke like always. Shannahan has changed nothing. That was a blatant headshot elbow that was totally unnecessary, not a hockey play at all. And it wasn't looked at because the effects weren't immediately apparent? ********.