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Health updates: Lundqvist felt slow, but isn’t injured

May 28, 2014, 12:31 AM EDT

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There was quite a bit of activity in Game 5, so let’s get up to speed on a variety of issues.

  • The New York Rangers pulled Henrik Lundqvist midway through the second period, but it sounds like it was just performance-related and to get him ready for Game 6. Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist isn’t injured and that he never considered putting him back in for Cam Talbot on Tuesday.

Lundqvist was critical of his work after tonight’s game, but seemed hopeful about bouncing back on Thursday:

  • Michel Therrien said that Alexei Emelin is suffering from a “body injury” that occurred during Game 4. Welcome to the playoffs, when you don’t even get a specific half of someone’s body in an injury update. Therrien didn’t give any indication about Emelin’s potential availability for Game 6.
  • There’s not much information about Dale Weise, either. Therrien simply said that Weise went to the quiet room after that John Moore hit and that the doctor in question allowed him to return to the game. Therrien didn’t say if Weise will be good to go on Thursday, either.

So … as usual, we’ll probably need to wait until the last minute to find out if the likes of Weise and Emelin can play. PHT will keep an eye out for updates one way or another as Game 6 approaches, however.

  1. canucks30 - May 28, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    No update on the Plekanec head injury?

    • abouv1 - May 28, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      I think the true head injury would be Dorsett for his head butt on weaver

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 28, 2014 at 12:47 AM

      I think he’s borrowing Crosby’s neck brace to help with the injury.

      • shwatson - May 28, 2014 at 3:20 AM

        No one lends this guy anything.I think word spread about him not returning Girouxs’ anal beads.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

        Still having fantasies over the corn hole of our ginger superstar.

  2. muckleflugga - May 28, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    some noxzema, cold cream, a gentle massage [ settle down chanceoffleury ] and henrik’s sunburn should be under control

    unless his crown should slip further … ouchy ouchy oucheeeee

  3. billiam55 - May 28, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    same thing happened in game 6 vs philly. lundqvist and the team came back in game 7. not worried at all.

    • pl4tinum514 - May 28, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      game 7 wont be in MSG this series.

  4. dropthepuckeh - May 28, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Which quiet room did Weise go to? I’m guessing one with a couple of trainers and smelling salts. I’m sure Joey can provide specifics but I thought the quite room entailed a much longer time than the amount he missed on ice. No controversy just wonder if teams are skipping concussion protocol this time of year.

  5. joey4id - May 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    There is no way Weise should have been allowed to return because he suffered a Grade One concussion, which was evident by his temporary loss of orientation immediately after the hit.

    “Regardless of the type of concussion, a person’s brain remains highly vulnerable for at least the next few days. Any additional concussions, which are sometimes called “mini-concussions”, can compound the damage that was inflicted by the first concussion. In fact, another concussion can be fatal – which is sometimes what happens with second impact syndrome, which happens when the brain and its arteries swell to dangerous levels.”

    • nj666 - May 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

      yeah you need him to skip a game to sell the suspension for the opposing player

      • joey4id - May 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM

        How about just for the kid’s well being? Is it beyond yourself to think about the well being of another person? Me! I don’t want to see anyone player suffer permanent brain damage because he wasn’t treated properly.

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