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from Sean Fitz-Gerlad of the National Post,

Andrew McKim still gets the headaches, the migraines, and he still sees the stars when he sneezes. His wife, Leanne, has become adept at reading the markers of his pain, even as it presents itself as a certain look at the dinner table. She will ask him how he is feeling, and he will sometimes answer: “It’s just like a knife in my ear right now.”

He was an avid reader before the injury, she said, but not since, not with the all trouble he has concentrating. He used to be more eager to greet the morning, too, but not after, when she would rise and he would remain in bed, in agony, if the weather outside had shifted.

“It’s the same, I guess, as someone with arthritis, when they can tell that the weather is not very good, or that bad weather is coming,” she said. “That’s the way he is with his head.”

Andrew McKim knows he is not the same man he was before Oct. 31, 2000, when he was a happily married father of two young children, a slick forward from the Maritimes with a six-figure salary to play professional hockey in Switzerland. That was the life he enjoyed, the life he wanted....

Kevin Miller was a winger with Davos. A cousin of Ryan Miller, a long-time goaltender and member of the U.S. Olympic team, Miller had also spent time in the NHL. He was known not as a dirty player, but as a journeyman who could squeeze out 20 goals in a season.

Part of his life changed, too, in that game.

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How can a court find him 100% responsible for his injuries when there is so much that is unknown about concussions? I could understand meeting the civil or tort threshold of responsible, but 100%?? Wow. That’s a bold statement especially with two previous serious concussions.

Posted by SlimChance on 06/13/14 at 06:10 PM ET

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How can a court find him 100% responsible for his injuries when there is so much that is unknown about concussions? I could understand meeting the civil or tort threshold of responsible, but 100%?? Wow. That’s a bold statement especially with two previous serious concussions.

I agree, and I really have issues with in game injuries being settled in the court system .

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 06/13/14 at 07:12 PM ET

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