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by Alanah McGinley on 03/28/11 at 04:53 PM ET
From Eric Duhatschek at the Globe and Mail:
Sooner or later, the risks outweigh the rewards of playing on. It was the accumulation of multiple concussions that eventually drove the Lindros borthers, Brett and Eric, from the game; and is likely causing some of Marc Savard’s memory loss, a fact reported by ESPN.com over the weekend.
Now, a day after the fact, is far too soon to get an accurate read on what Hamhuis’s intentions might be. In all likelihood, his primary goal will be to recover as quickly as possible and be part of a long and fruitful playoff run with the Canucks, a serious Stanley Cup contender and the first one he’s ever played for.
But concussions can be tricky. Sometimes, five games are enough to get back on track. Other times - as in the case of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby - it can take far longer.
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