NHL Concussion Report 12/6

This is the list of current players on the injured list for concussions or suspected head injuries (^=new);

  • Shaone Morrisonn, BUF^
  • Raitis Ivanans, CAL
  • Peter Mueller, COL
  • Kyle Cumiskey, COL
  • Matthew Lombardi, NAS
  • Bryce Salvador, NJ
  • Ian Laperriere, PHI
  • Kurt Sauer, PHX
  • David Perron, STL

The list of injured is clearing up a bit, that is GREAT news, however….I am starting to get a bit upset at the NHL and their so-called reporting of head injuries.  Take for example injuries like a broken cheek bone.  Don’t you think that a force great enough to break a facial bone would be sufficient to cause a concussion?  All the “undisclosed” and “upper-body” listings make this nearly impossible.

Commissioner Bettman, you must implore your teams and organization to take concussions seriously.  A good first step would be the full disclosure of the injuries and not hiding behind the sublime.  The rest of the hockey world will not take this pressing issue seriously until your league does so.

We have one confirmed new case, bringing the total to 36.  According to a group out of Canada the number is 33, however if we were to include the injuries that may also bring concussion, (i.e. broken jaws, broken facial bones, neck injuries and such), the number may be into the 40’s.

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