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Ryane Clowe leaves Game 5, won’t return

May 10, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT

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The tension is building between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, so Ryane Clowe could really be missed.

The 30-year-old forward left Game 5 on Friday with an undisclosed injury and won’t return. The New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard is concerned that Clowe is suffering from concussion-like symptoms, which is especially worrisome since he dealt with a head injury in late April.

Clowe only played one shift after a hit by Jason Chimera, which earned the Capitals forward a two-minute minor penalty for boarding.

Chimera, 34, also delivered a questionable blow on Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman tonight, so he’s clearly not making a lot of friends.

Update: Here’s video of the hit that injured Clowe:

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  1. sjsharks66 - May 10, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Poor clowe. Sucks to see him being concussed.

  2. jrocknstuff - May 11, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    While it’s unfortunate Clowe’s head hit the glass, that wasn’t boarding or questionable. The hit was from the side, not from behind, and was delivered to the shoulder. Bad call on the penalty, nothing wrong with Chimera’s check. Just bad luck that Clowe was concussed on the play, if indeed that is what’s wrong with him. There is also speculation he injured his leg on the ensuing shift

  3. shortsxit34 - May 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    I don’t know why so many people are convinced a player has to hit somebody from behind for it to be boarding. A player can hit somebody shoulder to shoulder and still be called for boarding if it causes the guy being hit to go violently into the boards.

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