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Habs rookie Gallagher concussed on Luke Schenn hit

Feb 17, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher suffered a concussion when he was struck from behind by Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn in the third period of Saturday’s contest, according to the Habs’ official website.

If you missed the hit, you can view it below:

Schenn did not receive a penalty as a result of that play. The question now is if the league will choose to discipline the Flyers blueliner for his actions.

Before the incident, Gallagher scored a goal and registered an assist to help the Canadiens earn a 4-1 victory against Philadelphia. Going into Sunday’s action, the 20-year-old was tied for fifth place among rookies with eight points in 13 games.

The good news is that Gallagher felt fine Sunday morning, according to Montreal coach Michel Therrien. All the same, the Canadiens will follow the NHL’s concussion protocol and he won’t be available for Monday’s contest.

  1. sportsfreak13 - Feb 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Should of been a penalty for boarding but I don’t think that’s suspension worthy.

  2. pens5829 - Feb 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    950003cups says throw Schenn and Matt Cooke out of the league.

    • soj83 - Feb 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      are you going to post this every time someone gets injured?

  3. flyersfan67 - Feb 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Throw schenn and Matt Cooke out of league, how stupid are you? Do you even know hockey, or ever watched it, my guess is no, for stupid comments like that. Idiot!

    • pens5829 - Feb 17, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      flyersfan67. This was a joke. I was mocking 950003cups, as well as Ottawa’s owner, for his stupid comments on articles on Matt Cooke the last few days. In no way shape or form do I believe these guys should be tossed from the league. That WOULD be stupid.

  4. mclovinhockey - Feb 17, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    I can see it going both ways.
    For schenn, his hit had 0 contact to the head and was really from the side not from behind.
    For Gallager, the player needs to let up when you see the numbers. This should have been called but for 2 mins only

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