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Scoring is hazardous to your health: Milan Michalek out with concussion

Dec 14, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

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Being one of the best scorers in the league is becoming a serious health hazard for the league.

You can add the NHL’s leading goal scorer, Ottawa’s Milan Michalek, to the list of players now out of action with a concussion. Senators coach Paul MacLean confirmed that the injury Michalek suffered in Ottawa’s game last night was indeed a concussion and that he’ll be day-to-day with the injury.

Michalek joins Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux on the injured list with concussions and we might want to find a safe house for the likes of Phil Kessel, the Sedin twins, and Steve Stamkos if this keeps up.

The Senators can’t afford to have their top goal scorer be out of action for any length of time and it’ll be up to Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson and his fountain of youth to try and keep things rolling while Michalek gets back in shape to return. With no timetable available as to when that will be, the pressure is on now for Ottawa.

  1. jpelle82 - Dec 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    all of this is just a crying shame…it makes it hard to enjoy any games with all these players out. someone needs to compile a list of all of the players suffering concussions this year…there’s so many more besides the superstars we all know about. ruining hockey one head injury at a time

  2. haterzgonahate - Dec 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    this is getting ridiculous…

  3. davebabychreturns - Dec 14, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Also hazardous to your health – being Milan Michalek.

    Anyway, I wonder whether the NHL is still on pace to finish with fewer concussions than last year? Sure seems like there are some high profile cases recently, and that’s not even including James Reimer’s “whiplash” and Ryan Millers’ “concussion or wait maybe not”..

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