ANAHEIM — Ducks center Kyle Chipchura has a concussion and will at least miss the next the two games as he was put on injured reserve, the club confirmed Tuesday.
Chipchura was hurt Saturday night when he was on the receiving end of an open-ice hit by San Jose defenseman Douglas Murray in the Ducks’ 5-2 loss to the Sharks. He will sit out Wednesday’s home game against Tampa Bay and Friday’s contest versus Pittsburgh.
“I feel better than a couple of days ago,” Chipchura said. “The neck is what’s the biggest problem.”
The play took place nearly seven minutes into the third period. Chipchura was skating across the ice and had turned toward the San Jose zone when Murray met him near the Sharks’ blue line with a clean, hard hit that left the Ducks’ forward woozy and needing some assistance to the bench. - Read More -
Wish it wasn't a concussion - sounds like some neck pain as well.
Feel better Kyle!
Why isn't Murray suspended? When you watch the hit he got chip in the head kind of under the jaw..I thought the new NHL rule was any hits to the head I can't see where they think it was a clean hit Chip was going after the puck didn't even touch or had the puck. The rule should be applied to all players that get injured. GET WELL SOON CHIP!!!