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Video: Stepan goes through concussion protocol after collision with Brouwer

Oct 16, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan was shaken up after an open-ice collision with Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer.

The collision occurred in the opening minute of the third period in Wednesday’s game, as the Capitals were breaking up the ice with the puck. Stepan was backing up through the neutral zone, when Brouwer, cutting across the middle, hit Stepan, sending him to the ice.

Stepan left the game but returned later in the period. As Andrew Gross of The Record in New Jersey reported, Stepan had to go through the concussion protocol.

  1. earpaniac - Oct 16, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Gotta agree. Yes, the point of contact was all head. It totally looks like Brouwer doesn’t even see him. It even appears as though he has the “what the heck was that” body posture after the hit.

  2. joey4id - Oct 17, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Excellent! Every player who is assessed a major for fighting must be required to go through the concussion protocol before returning to play.

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