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Gaborik Unsure Of His Status

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

When Marian Gaborik said he didn’t know if he would be able to play tonight in Ottawa despite having headaches yesterday morning, the Rangers winger was talking like a man with a brain injury.

“He still has symptoms,” John Tortorella said when asked if Gaborik might be in the lineup.

Yet, Gaborik accompanied the Rangers on the charter flight to Canada’s capital following the team’s 3-1 loss to the Wild at the Garden.

Yet, the Rangers are not having a morning skate.

Yet, neither the coach nor anyone else testified that Gaborik definitely would not play, so, as strange as it seems, and especially regarding an organization that historically has been conservative with concussion victims, who really knows?

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Does anyone else think there’s too much contrast between how Gaborik and Crosby’s injuries are being treated by their team? Crosby still has symtoms, so the team refuses to let him get anywhere near the ice, let along strenuous workouts. Yet, Gaborik has concussion symptoms and they’re talking about seeing how he feels after practice? Shouldn’t he be at home until his head straightens up? I hate to see these talented guys sidelined, but I’d hate to see their career (or lives) shortened by careless management of their injury. Or am I missing something here?

Posted by penguinsfan on 03/04/11 at 03:27 PM ET

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I genuinely don’t remember, so I’ll ask.

When Gaborik went out, was there a specific hit that caused it?

Posted by Primis on 03/04/11 at 08:59 PM ET

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Primis,
He has said it was a hit by Brooks Orpik, but he played a couple of games after that despite “not feeling well.”

Posted by K24 from NYC on 03/04/11 at 10:09 PM ET

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