Brooks: Lundqvist Hit With High Puck, Off Ice ("Is OK")
Hopefully nothing. He took a high puck to the jaw and was off the ice immediately.
The helmet should protect him. There's no details though. Shots to the jaw can lead to concussions if they are hard enough, but I think if he was hit that hard he would have been downed by the shot. We'll hope this is minor.
To the neck doesn't scare me as much, honestly. Since he obviously didn't get a crushed trachea and die, he'll probably be ok. Getting hit in the throat hurts like hell and interrupts your breathing for a while, so no surprise that he would leave the ice in a hurry.
The odds are that it won't be a long-term thing. Not that I"m a doctor, but that's my experience.
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