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Links: NHL insider concussion coverage

Marc Savard

Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard reacts during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Boston, where it was announced that he has been placed on long-term injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Savard sustained a concussion during a hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 22, his second concussion in 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


This post is part of a series looking at the issue and impact of concussions in the NHL. ProHockeyTalk and Comcast SportsNet are featuring pieces today as a lead-in to tonight’s special edition of NHL Live on Versus (6:30 p.m. EST.)

Here’s a comprehensive roundup of today’s concussion coverage from Comcast SportsNet NHL insiders:

CSN Roundtable: Examining NHL’s concussions

Kevin Kurz (CSN Bay Area), Tracey Myers (CSN Chicago), Joe Haggerty (CSN New England), Tim Panaccio (CSN Philadelphia) and Chuck Gormley (CSN Washington) discuss concussion causes, remedies and answer the question: Are we seeing a concussion crisis?

Concussions crippling rivalry matchups

Gormley discusses how head injuries have impacted once-exciting rivalries like Capitals-Penguins and Penguins-Flyers.

Video: Flyers bit badly by concussion bug

Three videos here. 1) Claude Giroux talks about his concussion and those suffered by Sidney Crosby and Chris Pronger. 2) Pronger’s neurologist, Dr. Steven Bromley, talks about the complexity of diagnosing and treating the injury. 3) Eric Lindros talks about the speed at which hockey’s currently being played and how it’s impacted the concussion epidemic.

Primeau on concussions: “It’s really sad”

Former Flyers center Keith Primeau talks about his post-concussion symptoms and what he’s trying to do to prevent head injuries in hockey.

Savard, Horton injuries opened eyes in Boston

Haggerty examines the concussion suffered by Nathan Horton in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals and the career-threatening one that’s kept Marc Savard out of action for over a year.

Around the league: What about equipment?

Q&A with Nicklas Backstrom, Karl Alzner and equipment managers from the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.