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Pominville Fails Second Neuro-Psych Test

from WGR550.com,

Sabre forward Jason Pominville is on his way back to Bufffalo after failing a neuro-pysch test for the second time. Pominville must past this test in order to be medically cleared to play in a game again.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

There was hope that Pominville would be available to play this weekend, but this now appears much less likely.

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Hank1974's avatar

Good thing Hjalmerson got a whopping 2 games for that illegal hit.
I’m sure that keeps Pominville cuddly and warm at nights when he’s fighting migraines and wondering when he’ll be able to play again.

All hail Colin Campbell and the infinite wisdom of his ‘Wheel of Discipline’!!!

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/29/10 at 01:34 PM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Pathetic.

This is another huge disservice to the fans of this league, let alone Buffalo.  Pominville is a fantastic hockey player heading into the prime of his career, and a ridiculous “policy” regarding head hits away from the puck are driving this entire thing.

Between this and the Savard news today, I’d really like to run into the execs running the professional league of my favorite sport.  They are pissing all over it.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 10/29/10 at 02:43 PM ET

@DaveDavisHockey's avatar

What’s interesting here is that Pominville is actually feeling well and has been practicing with the team.  For whatever reason, when he has to sit down and take the test involving remembering different shapes and words, he isn’t able to do it.  But he isn’t having physical symptoms.

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 10/29/10 at 03:07 PM ET

YzermanZetterberg's avatar

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 10/29/10 at 02:07 PM ET

I’m no doctor, but that does not sound very good—for now or his future well-being.

Posted by YzermanZetterberg on 10/29/10 at 03:44 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

I’m no doctor, but that does not sound very good—for now or his future well-being.

Posted by YzermanZetterberg

Agreed. The difference might be between “muscle memory” and cognition.

And agreed with the posters above. This is a bloody shame for both Pominville, the fans and the organization.

Posted by Osrt on 10/29/10 at 07:04 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Pathetic.

This is another huge disservice to the fans of this league, let alone Buffalo.  Pominville is a fantastic hockey player heading into the prime of his career, and a ridiculous “policy” regarding head hits away from the puck are driving this entire thing.

Between this and the Savard news today, I’d really like to run into the execs running the professional league of my favorite sport.  They are pissing all over it.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 10/29/10 at 01:43 PM ET

+1000.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 10/29/10 at 07:32 PM ET

Baroque's avatar

Still, the fact that he isn’t having physical symptoms is a good sign, as those will sometimes continue for months. Concussions are uncertain things, and perhaps it will just take him as long to recover fully as if he were still having physical symptoms.

It must be very frustrating for Pominville, but at least he can still be active and practice with the team. I remember how hard it was for Patrice Bergeron to not even be able to do that in his long concussion recovery, so at least he can keep his spirits up a bit easier.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 10/30/10 at 10:35 AM ET

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