The Dallas Stars announced yesterday that star player and offseason acquisition Tyler Seguin was forced to miss the club’s Sunday game against the Edmonton Oilers with concussion-like symptoms. According to this update by NHL.com, Seguin suffered an injury Friday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The 21-year-old has been relatively injury free throughout the first three seasons of his National Hockey League career. Up until yesterday, number 91 had played in 227 of a possible 236 regular season games since joining the league as an 18-year-old with the Boston Bruins at the beginning of the 2010-11 season.
Concussions have become a serious problem in professional hockey. Last week, ten former players filed a class-action lawsuit against the NHL, claiming the league “hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.” Quote courtesy of CBC. Read full article here.
Not much has been made public about Seguin’s concussion-like symptoms at this time, and as is always the case with concussion related injury, timelines can be unpredictable. Therefore, as it stands now, Seguin is missing from action for an unknown period of time and concussions continue to dominate hockey related news.