While the Canuck Nation waited to hear about Daniel Sedin and the concussion he suffered after Duncan Keith got needlessly nasty, the news they got was that there'd be no updates until there was something to say. That came courtesy coach Alan Vigneault.
After Vancouver's practice on Tuesday, March 27, Vigneault was asked about how Sedin was doing. It was the Canuck's coach who on the previous day was the first to say their superstar did indeed have a concussion. On this day, however, he simply said there was no change in Sedin's condition and added that it was the last day he'd give updates on Sedin until there was something concrete to report. He also declined to talk about the 5 game suspension handed out to Keith.
Canucks following concussion protocol
Vigneault, who called the hit from the Blackhawks defenceman a "real cheap shot" said before a 1-0 win over the L.A. Kings on Monday that they were following the recommended concussion protocol with Sedin. "He's got a concussion, and when we have something more to say, we'll say it," he said before the Kings game. "We're just going to follow the protocol, and when we have more, we'll share it with you."
No one on the Canucks have given a time frame on the injury, nor has the organization given any indication as to whether it is considered a mild or severe concussion. Some NHL players have returned within a relatively short period of time after being diagnosed with a concussion while others, like Sidney Crosby, have had a long period of convalescence.
Players such as Pat Lafontaine and Brent Lindros prematurely ended careers due to concussions; currently Boston Bruins star Marc Savard has missed over two seasons from a concussion suffered thanks to an intentional elbow from Matt Cooke on March 7, 2010.