Each week we scour the web to find concussions in the National Hockey League. We will keep a running tally on that information as the season progresses. However, it is not easy as the NHL has decided that listing injuries as “upper body” or “undisclosed” is a good indicator of actual injuries occurred. Our list is believed to be as accurate as possible, even including injuries that have vague listings but through reports and video analysis should be classified as concussions.
The list has grown, but Grabovski is not on there, however some players have been reclassified to concussion or head injury. New additions this week;
- Jonas Hiller – Anaheim (was initially “fatigue”)
- Brad Richards – Dallas
- Marian Gaborik – New York Rangers
- David Schlemko – Phoenix (2nd different concussion listing)
- Aaron Asham – Pittsburgh (from undisclosed to concussion after injury on 2/2)
This makes our running total of concussion listings at 69… I will note that as of late more and more head injuries are being classified on the injury report. I hope this is due to the need for more awareness and not due to the fact of actual increased injuries. I happen to think it is the former.
UPDATE 2.22.11: It is now being reported the Nick Johnson, out since a fight in Denver has a concussion. That now brings the total to 70 concussions in the NHL this year.