NHL Concussion Report 2.7.11


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 Concussion Blog Original of keeping track of NHL concussion is back after a week off due to All-Star action.  The biggest name on the list, Sidney Crosby, continues to be out of action, but more have made the list.

New Additions;

  • Comeau, Blake, NYI
  • Green, Mike, WAS

Total NHL Concussions = 55

As we have ranted about many times; suspicious listings of injuries keep popping up, for example a goalie, Jonas Hiller, has been listed to have “fatigue”, which is very possible, but quotes from him like this give reason to pause;

“(I’m) a little worn down, a little light-headed,” Hiller told the Orange County Register following Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. “It’s weird. I don’t know. It doesn’t seem right.

There are other listings like “inner-ear” and “orbital bone fracture” that may indeed be the case, however those could also be associated with concussive type forces or symptoms.  The NHL is the KING of misinformation regarding injury, and for the most part it has merit (other players will target injury).  However, when it comes to the head nothing should be hidden, as getting a total grasp on the issue at had is paramount.

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