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Simmonds: Tests show a concussion. ("Should play tomorrow (Feb. 9)," per Sam @ Inq.)

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02-02-2013, 01:44 PM
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I wouldn't mind seeing them make it to where if the player gets injured and games the other player wouldn't be eligible to return until the same time as the injured player.
It's really hard to do this though. A player could be faking an injury just to keep the other player out longer. Also, some players get hurt more easily than others, especially when it comes to concussions. Players may have already suffered concussion in the past whether they realized it at the time or not which could make their next concussion even worse. I have definitely felt the same way before though, but it is a very slipper slope. Sometimes a player may have a brutal cheapshot delivered to them, but they get right back and are okay. Does that player get less games? There are a lot of factors that come into play, but at least the league is finally moving in the right direction. I wouldn't mind the suspensions being longer in general though.

Pretty much all of these guys have worked so incredibly hard to just make it to the NHL. No one deserves to have a few stupid cheapshots that lead to concussions end their career.

Hope simmonds is ok you guys!

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Erskine has a phone hearing so its 5 games or less.
I suppose it's the cynicism talking, but I wouldn't be surprised if Erskine got a game or even just a stern talking to and a fine. The latter would be wrapped up with statements like "first offense", "bad reaction", and "no intent to injure".

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At this rate of injury, the Flyers will be fielding the Phantoms roster in 2 weeks.

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I wouldn't mind seeing them make it to where if the player gets injured and games the other player wouldn't be eligible to return until the same time as the injured player.
That would never fly. Less egregious headshots have led to the other guy having head injuries last for a long time.

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I suppose it's the cynicism talking, but I wouldn't be surprised if Erskine got a game or even just a stern talking to and a fine. The latter would be wrapped up with statements like "first offense", "bad reaction", and "no intent to injure".
He will get off with nothing because he will use the James Neal defense.

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Simmonds was on the ice with the scratches today at Voorhees

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He will get off with nothing because he will use the James Neal defense.
How does that differ from the chewbacca defense?

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Simmonds was on the ice with the scratches today at Voorhees
Considering he was on the ice, I'll take that as a positive

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Announcement: John Erskine has been suspended for three games.

Shanahan's explanation:

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...d=60&id=198236
  • Elbowing
  • No history for Erskine
  • Simmonds was injured


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I was ready to call racism if there was no suspension

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Simmonds has a concussion, Homer confirms. #Flyers
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Homer says there is not timetable for Simmonds' return.


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From NHL.com: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6...d=nhl:topheads

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PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said forward Wayne Simmonds sat out Saturday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes due to a concussion he sustained during Friday's game against the Washington Capitals.


Holmgren said there was no timetable for Simmonds' return to the lineup.


Simmonds, who entered Saturday's game tied for the team lead in scoring with five points, was elbowed in the face by Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine late in the first period of Friday's 3-2 loss and did not return. On Saturday, the NHL suspended Erskine three games for the hit.


"It's disappointing," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said before the game of losing Simmonds. "We certainly could use him in the lineup right now. His ability to score, his physical presence, the roles and situations and the minutes that he plays on our team, we'll miss him."


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you knew it was a concussion.

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I'm shocked he got three games, thought they'd wimp out and give him 1.

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Thanks a lot Erskine, you ****ing piece of ****.

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favourite non-Ranger. Get well soon, Simmonds!

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Son of a snitch! Simmonds is my favorite.

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So...whiplash = concussion now. Good to know.

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So 3 games for Erskine. What games will he miss, you may ask?
- Feb 3: vs Pittsburgh
- Feb 5: vs Toronto
- Feb 7: vs Pittsburgh

Conspiracy theorists, please take the podium.

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Marcel is an awesome dude.. and i think he has tons of potential... idk if calling him up now would do him good.. wellwood probally gets called up

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John Erskine can go **** himself. dirty SOB

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John Erskine can go **** himself. dirty SOB
Maybe next year we have a guy we can put in the lineup to settle these things unlike Shelley and Sestito.

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Marcel is an awesome dude.. and i think he has tons of potential... idk if calling him up now would do him good.. wellwood probally gets called up
probably, but you know Wellwood will get like no goals, Hartnell and Simmonds had like 50 goals for us last year

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