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Did Milan Lucic give Ryan Miller a concussion?

Nov 12, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

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Milan Lucic‘s check on Ryan Miller was already bad enough in a vacuum, but if injuries factor into punishments, then the odds of a suspension just went up. Jhonas Enroth replaced Miller in the third period because he’s dealing with an “upper-body injury,” according to John Vogl.

I hate to throw the “C” word out here, but is it crazy to wonder if that “upper-body injury” is a concussion? As you may remember, Enroth heroically rode into Buffalo toward the end of last season after Miller was forced to miss the Sabres’ desperate playoff run with what was eventually revealed as a concussion.

Naturally, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for updates, although NHL teams aren’t exactly the most forthcoming folks when it comes to injury transparency. (See: the Sabres and Miller last season.) The one silver lining is that Enroth is playing outstanding hockey right now, so it might not be a disaster even if it is a serious injury.

OK, it might be less of a disaster. Anyway, stay tuned for more news about his condition; hopefully Miller’s just dealing with a sore neck or something that’s easier to rehab.

  1. notoriusbug - Nov 12, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    I hate the Bruins, and it was a gutless move by Lucic, but I don’t think he got Miller in the head, even though his helmet went flying. I’d be surprised if it was a concussion

  2. chojamaru304 - Nov 13, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    Bruins hockey baby!!!!! Its hockey and if you dont like it; too bad!!!!! And no suspension either!!!!!! Just old time hockey, ask don cherry!

    • jwcamp - Nov 14, 2011 at 9:51 AM

      You are an idiot.

  3. gopokes3281 - Nov 13, 2011 at 5:19 AM

    Not a fan of either team but I just had to reply to that last comment. Dude…since when does ANYONE care what Don Cherry has to say?? He is a moron. Let me guess what he had to say about this… “The ‘hockey gods’ are striking down on The sabers”? just a guess, but it sounds like something that would come out of his moronic mouth.

  4. gilberoni - Nov 13, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    20 feet outside the crease and playing the puck – what do you expect ?

  5. smithmike4 - Nov 13, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Lucic is a beast.

  6. jwcamp - Nov 14, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    It was a cheap shot, plain and simple. The puck was 20 ft away by the time the goon hit the goalie. He had all intent to hit Miller as hard as he could whether he had the puck or not.

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