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Sens’ Dziurzynski ‘doing much better’ after getting KOed

Mar 7, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

Some good news out of Ottawa on Thursday — Senators forward David Dziurzynski is reportedly feeling better after getting knocked out and suffering a concussion during a fight with Toronto’s Frazer McLaren on Wednesday night.

Just 26 seconds into last night’s Battle of Ontario, Dziurzynski fought McLaren in what was the Ottawa rookie’s first-ever NHL fight:

McLaren tried to explain his rationale for the scrap after the game.

“We had a flat start last game. I was just trying to get us going early,” McLaren told the Globe and Mail. “I asked [Dziurzynski if he wanted to fight] and actually he said no and so I didn’t think we were going to go and then he ended up dropping his stuff when the puck dropped.

“He’s a big guy and he actually gave me a few good ones early there. It was a lucky punch. It happens sometimes.”

Dziurzynski left the contest following the game and didn’t return.

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