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Was Dustin Byfuglien Fine?

via TSN,

Byfuglien was noticeably wobbly and struggled to his feet after colliding with Penguins defenceman Jamie Oleksiak in the second period of Tuesday's game and needed help from teammates to get back onto the team's bench.

Byfuglien was then pulled from the game to go through the NHL's concussion protocol. He passed testing and returned to the game later in the frame, logging a total of 22:03 of ice time in the loss.

Dreger said there is no assumption from the league, adding the "NHL regularly follows up on a nightly basis to assure protocol is being appropriately enforced."

Jets head coach Paul Maurice said after the contest that Byfuglien was "fine."

“There isn’t really a whole lot there. He went in, got checked out. He’s fine,” Maurice said. “Came back out and played.”

Watch the incident below...

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TreKronor's avatar

Ugh.  And in 8 years, players like Buff will be involved in a concussion lawsuit against the league, even though they knew the risks and pushed themselves too hard when they shouldn’t have played.

Look, I had a minor concussion a few months back.  I knew it when it happened, but I guarantee I could have passed any test in the moment.  Not until a couple hours later did I really start to feel it.  To take a guy back to a room and ask him some basic math and current events is such an off-base barometer of how to manage even lightly-concussed athletes.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/28/18 at 03:10 PM ET

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