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Jason Pominville diagnosed with concussion, but doesn’t go to hospital

Jason Pominville

Buffalo Sabres’ Jason Pominville (29) is carted off the ice after a hit during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/ David Duprey)


The Buffalo Sabres provided a little bit of good news and bad news in regard to Jason Pominville’s status.

The good news: not only did Pominville show signs of consciousness when he was carted off the ice on a stretcher, but he reportedly won’t need to go to the hospital. At least not according to the Buffalo Sabres’ official Twitter feed.

Now, the bad news: the Sabres reported that Pominville did suffer from a concussion. My guess is either happened when his head hit the glass or in the fall to the ice.

Refer to this post for more discussion of the hit itself and whether or not Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson deserves to be suspended for that check on Pominville. The punishment should fit the crime rather than the aftermath, but chances are that Hjalmarsson’s fate might be determined as much by Pominville’s health as the act itself.