Did New York Rangers Err in Handling Henrik Lundqvist’s Throat Injury?

February 6th, 2015 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

NEW YORK — There's a fine line between tough and stupid in hockey. 

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers have spent the past week blurring that line.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Lundqvist will be out for at least a month after taking a wrist shot to the throat during the team's 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Coach Alain Vigneault neither confirmed nor denied that report Friday, although Lundqvist is not accompanying the team for its contest in Nashville on Saturday.

(Update: The team released this statement about Lundqvist's injury: "Henrik Lundqvist suffered a vascular injury on Saturday. We have been conferring with leading medical experts to ensure the best possible care. Henrik will remain sidelined at least three weeks, until he is revaluated [sic] and we have completed the process of conferring with the medical experts."

According to Inside Radiology, a vascular injury can be detected via a CT scan and, if that doesn't reveal anything, an angiogram is performed. If it is not detected, a stroke can occur in the days, weeks or months following ...

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