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Crosby Still Feeling Concussion Symptoms

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins have finally announced what many have known for some time now: Sid the Kid is still feeling concussion symptoms. Crosby is exercising lightly, maintaining about the same pace as he did during his 11-month layoff. There is no timetable for his return (that’s starting to sound familiar, isn’t it?) […]

Weber, Liles Out with Concussions; Gagne Out with “Suspected Concussion”

It may soon simply be easier to start listing who doesn’t have a concussion. The Nashville Predators listed Shea Weber as out indefinitely with a concussion. Weber was hit hard by Mark Fistric of the Dallas Stars on Friday and appeared fine after the game when talking to reporters. But, as the strange and unpredictable […]

Subban Benched Against Jets, “Embarassed”

With the Montreal Canadiens losing five in a row, P. K. Subban was less than impressed with being benched. “You don’t want to be a healthy scratch and when you are it’s embarrassing,” Subban said Monday. “You’re walking through the airport going home and you don’t even want to look at anybody, because people put […]

Leafs Confirm Ron Wilson’s Contract Extension

With Christmas over, it’s time to attempt to get things back to some semblance of normal here at HockeyDraft.ca. On a personal level, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and was able to get something out of the holiday season regardless of what, if anything, is celebrated. Ron Wilson is someone who was […]

Martin Havlat Out 6-8 Weeks

San Jose Sharks forward Martin Havlat will be out of action for 6-8 weeks after tendon surgery. Havlet had surgery on Wednesday to repair a partially torn tendon in his left hamstring. The injury happened on Saturday in the Sharks’ win over the Edmonton Oilers. Havlat clipped his skate on the boards coming off the […]

Darryl Sutter Named Head Coach of the Kings

Darryl Sutter is the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. GM Dean Lombardi made it official at a press conference Tuesday, announcing the 53-year-old’s promotion to the post. Sutter takes over a Kings team that finds itself three points out of a playoff spot with a 15-14-4 record. The team has the second […]

Is Patrick Roy in Line to Coach the Habs?

Patrick Roy is on record as saying that he’s willing to accept the call if the Montreal Canadiens came sniffing around. Roy, the coach, general manager and part-owner of the QMJHL Quebec Remparts, has been among the names batted around by fans in Montreal. With Jacques Martin now out of the post and Randy Cunneyworth […]

Montreal Fires Jacques Martin

With the club at last place in its division, the Montreal Canadiens fired Jacques Martin. Assistant Randy Cunneyworth was placed as interim head coach for the rest of the season and Larry Carriere was made assistant coach. The Habs find themselves at the bottom of the division, sure, but they’re just two points out of […]

Pronger Gone for Season

Chris Pronger will miss the remainder of the current NHL season. The Philadelphia Flyers defenceman is out with post-concussion syndrome and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs. Pronger was examined by Dr. Mickey Collins and Dr. John Maroon in Pittsburgh after missing the last 11 games. “He’s a presence in the […]

Concussions Continue: Skinner, Pitkanen, Michalek

News of concussions in the NHL continues to emerge, with three more players added to the injury list. For the Carolina Hurricanes, the concussions to Jeff Skinner and Joni Pitkanen couldn’t come at a worse time. Skinner is the leading scorer for the slumping Canes and Pitkanen is the top-scoring blueliner on the team. And […]

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