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by George Malik on 06/13/13 at 04:38 PM ET
Regardless of what you may think about Richard Panik's hit on Adam Almquist, its result was perhaps predictable given that Almquist neither returned to the game between Panik's Syracuse Crunch and Almquist's Grand Rapids Griffins nor practiced today, and Fox 17's Steve Amorose reports that Almquist did not "stay down" because he was "diving" or trying to milk a penalty:
Grand Rapids Griffins Defenseman Adam Almquist may sit out the potential Calder Cup-winning game on Friday because of a concussion he sustained during Game 3 of the series.
According to Almquist, he blacked out after a hit by Syracuse Right Wing Richard Panik.
No official decision will be made until Friday, but Almquist said he doesn’t expect to play. If so, Brett Skinner will return to the lineup to fill his place.
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