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Concussions cut Adam Deadmarsh’s coaching career short

Nashville Predators v Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 10: Head coach Joe Sacco (C) along with assistant coaches Adam Deadmarsh (L) and Sylvain Lefebvre (R) of the Colorado Avalanche directs the team against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center on January 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Predators defeated the Avlanche 4-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Kings fans are probably in a great state of mind right now, but there’s often the stray memory of lesser times. Take Adam Deadmarsh, for example, who went from Colorado Cup-winner to Kings injury casualty because of an array of issues, most notably concussion problems. Deadmarsh eventually settled into an assistant coaching gig with the Avalanche, but Adrian Dater passes along profoundly sad news: concussions cut his coaching career short, too.

The slightly bright side is that Deadmarsh will remain with the team in a front office role, just not on the bench where a variety of elements would likely exacerbate those problems.

Dater passes along a message from Deadmarsh’s wife Christa:

“Adam was hurt (concussion issues) this season and decided that health/family and safety are his priority ... Adam enjoyed coaching, but this was the right decision ... We are back in Idaho and will love being close to our family again:) Hello Idaho friends ... we are home:)”

Sad stuff.