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Is The Quiet Room Closed?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Max Pacioretty, one of hockey’s true concussion survivors, sat on the Montreal Canadiens’ bench looking out through the fog. His head had just been bounced off the Bell Centre glass by a Jarome Iginla check and after lying prone on the ice for a while, a member of the training staff had led him woozily to the Canadiens bench.

We do not know that Pacioretty was concussed, but that is not the issue.

Here is the real issue: The Canadiens didn’t know either.

Head coach Michel Therrien did not know. Head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend did not know. Head team physician Dr. Vincent J. Lacroix did not know of the severity of Pacioretty’s condition, nor was he granted an opportunity to assess the player before Pacioretty hopped the boards for another shift.


If you missed the hit last night, watch it below...

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awould's avatar

Pacioretty can’t catch a break.

Not surprising he hopped back on the ice. The quiet room is a good idea but if it isn’t enforced, even in the face of an unwilling player, it is worthless. These players aren’t going to sit one out to take care of themselves - their jobs may be on the line, they want to play for their teammates, etc…. the league, mainly the NHLPA, needs to set real rules and enforce them.

Posted by awould on 05/09/14 at 04:18 PM ET


Worthless national announcers again prove their bias on an obvious boarding call, but Boston can do no wrong.

Posted by Bay Area Wings fan on 05/09/14 at 05:33 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Ballard got dinged tonight, and Chris Peters reported that he was trying to shake off the trainers and that they refused to listen to him and took him back anyways.

So at least some teams are doing it right.

Posted by Primis on 05/09/14 at 11:31 PM ET

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