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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Grabovski and concussions

Newsday's Arthur Staple is reporting that Mikhail Grabovski awoke with concussion symptoms Friday following the hit by John Scott on Thursday.
 
Grabovski has a bit of a concussion history -- dating back to a 2011 game with Boston.

Check out these hits by Zdeno Chara:

Grabovski came back from these hits and scored the winning goal in that game.

At the time, the Leafs (Brian Burke) denied that he had suffered a concussion but the following summer, Grabovski had a different story:


Grabovski was also involved in an incident toward the end of Chris Pronger's career, when they follow-thru of Grabovski' shot hit Pronger in the face -- Pronger would play only five more NHL games after that incident.


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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