It’s official. Ryan Miller has a concussion, compliments of his boneheaded attempt to bulldoze Milan Lucic last night.
Sabres GM Darcy Regier is less than enthused:
“The last thing we need to do in the NHL is to be losing our stars to concussions on plays like this.”
Yea. Nothing worse than losing your overrated goaltender to a shoulder-to-shoulder check in open ice. Not like Lucic gave Miller a flying elbow to the head. Contact to the head was never made. NHL has already lost stars to concussions. It is, sadly, part of the game but it’s the cheap shots to the head that are the issue, not Lucic’s check.
Props to Miller for playing a full period after being concussed, though. Somewhere Patches is looking angrily and muttering “Show off.” Dr. Recchi suggests going to see Hall Pass.
In seriousness, concussions suck, but if Looch’s bodycheck was enough to give Miller a concussion, pretty sure it was only a matter of time before someone’s slapshot to the mask did the same. In fact, that’s how he got his concussion last season. Might want to get that mask looked at, buddy.