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Video- Jonathan Quick Pulled Briefly For Concussion Protocol

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

Jonathan Quick was briefly removed from Monday’s game because an NHL concussion spotter noticed he had exhibited signs of a potential head injury, but the Los Angeles Kings goaltender returned to the game moments later without undergoing concussion protocol.

Confusion around the league’s handling of suspected head injuries has resurfaced.

"I don’t know. You’ll have to ask the league," said a frustrated Quick, when asked to explain the incident immediately after the Kings’ 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs....

The Los Angeles bench was notified through headset communication by the league’s neutral spotter that Quick needed to be removed from the game, according to Kings head coach John Stevens. The league office had apparently looked into the play where he got bumped and deemed it worth of a mandatory evaluation.

The independent "central spotters" who monitor the games are looking for visible signs of a potential concussion such as suspicious movement, reaching for the head or poor motor skills.

"He didn’t want to come out. He felt fine," Stevens said.

Quick began to walk down the tunnel to the dressing room but turned around and returned to the bench.

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Looked like a Mike Smith level acting job to me.  Quick being so angry about being pulled and coming right back in only strengthens my belief that he was flopping to draw a penalty.

Posted by Steve1306 on 10/24/17 at 09:00 AM ET

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my belief that he was flopping to draw a penalty.

Yeah, he was definitely trying to draw a penalty from his own player.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 10/24/17 at 10:36 AM ET

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This entire protocol is amazing. Second only to its execution.

Posted by SlimChance on 10/24/17 at 02:29 PM ET

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So these independent spotters can call down that a guy needs to be removed for exhibiting symptoms, the player can refuse, and the league’s response is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ???

What a gong show.

Posted by Primis on 10/24/17 at 03:35 PM ET

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Forever ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/24/17 at 04:51 PM ET

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