No way was Gallagher going to be flying to New York immediately post-concussion. High altitudes and brain trauma don't mix. It was a guaranteed rest for tonight's game and it's a probable rest for the Islanders game on Thursday.
There is no need to rush him right now. We are winning and White is somehow doing good. So i hope he takes 1 week even if he feels ready to play tomorrow.
Agreed. No sense rushing him. It's his rookie year, he's going to be a top rookie in the NHL regardless, there's no All-Star game for him to get to play on a top rookie team or anything and concussions are brain injuries. Play it safe. We have the depth for once.
No official news on Gallagher. But looks like he wont play today.
He practiced by himself yesterday. Likely will practice with the team today.
Sucks for tonight but good to see him back on the ice and if he is able to join the teammates after practicing alone must be a good sign in him not having any headaches but I ain't no doctor and just hope he is alright
Gallagher is better off taking his time...why the **** rush it?
My wish: he takes all the time he needs to rest his brain/head...and for him to protect himself better (pace it like Gionta and Koivu...don't lose that feisty/gritty edge but look for that big hitter coming at you at all times...just have to be quicker with ''heads up''...Subban is the best at this...pace the kamikaze style...save that ''gear'' for the playoffs).
Imo, Gallagher's style/heart/will is suited for the playoffs.