Chris Stamkos said from his Unionville, Ontario, home that he watched the game and saw what happened. He said Stamkos finished a check on Timo Helbling in the first period and either a stick or elbow of the Swiss player hit Stamkos in the mouth and jaw. There were reports out of Germany, though, that said it appeared Stamkos injured his shoulder. Either way, Stamkos left the ice for about 10 minutes, returned for the second period and then did not play the third.
"It didn't seem terrible," Chris Stamkos said. "I didn't see any cuts."
Team Canada characterized the injury simply as upper-body, and there was no immediate word on if Stamkos will play in Canada's next game on Friday. Chris Stamkos said he had yet to speak to Steven, but added, "If it was something bad, he would have called me. That's why I don't think it's serious.''
i saw parts of the game, and he returned for a breif period of the game after being out for ten minutes, afterwards he did not come back.from that what the commentators said, the injury wasnt that bad.but what do they know anyways...really hope it isnt that bad
Reports out of the world championship in Germany concerning Steven Stamkos, indicate the Tampa Bay Lightning star may have a concussion.
The Canwest News Service reported on Thursday that Stamkos, hurt Wednesday in Canada's 4-1 loss to Switzerland, will miss Friday's game, and Canada GM Mark Messier said, "I think it's just a protocol that you follow when someone has the symptoms that he had. It's not a blunt blow to the head, that kind of concussion. It's a different kind when you get hit in the jaw."
At least it wasn't a direct blow to the head. Seems like it's just precautionary more then anything, so it shouldn't really hurt his summer. Hopefully if it lingers he doesn't force himself to play in the worlds. Russia will easily win anyways (well, you'd think so...).