The IR – Concussions, Concussions…

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Not only does Harling dig up what little there is to find on injured players, this week he also puts together his “All-Concussion” Team.


Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins – Concussion – Indefinitely

Justin Bourne reports the latest on Sid's concussion status. Given the severity of his first concussion and how long it took Sid to recover, it is very concerning that the symptoms have returned after his bump with David Krejci. I can't help but remember Pat LaFontaine, and how his last concussion was incurred from bumping with a teammate on a line change.



Marc Staal, New York Rangers – Concussion – Indefinitely


The Blue Shirts United report Staal began skating with the Rangers in the morning skate for the first time since training camp. There is still no update on his return, but this is a good sign and generally after the first skate it is anywhere from 3-6 weeks.



Wojtek Wolski, New York Rangers – Hernia – Day-to-Day

Wolski also took the morning skate. He was wearing a non-contact jersey however, and is still some time away as he heals from his sport hernia surgery.



Jeff Skinner, Carolina Hurricanes – Undisclosed Day-to-Day

It has been widely speculated that Skinner received a concussion off a hit from Andy Sutton. Skinner missed the game in Winnipeg with "flu symptoms", and did not play in Toronto with an undisclosed injury. Chip Alexander Tweeted GM Jim Rutherford says Skinner will be evaluated by doctors in Raleigh. Coach Kirk Muller said Skinner did not have any concussion issues. For now, Skinner is listed as day-to-day

Here is the hit:




Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers – Concussion – Indefinitely

The League leading scorer has officially been diagnosed with a concussion. As per