Gallagher gets closer to comeback
With five consecutive wins under their belts, the Montreal Canadiens try to make it lucky number six tonight as they take on the Islanders at the Bell Centre.
Brendan Gallagher took part in this morning’s game day skate. After suffering a concussion in last weekend’s win over the Flyers, he’ll be held out tonight but there’s a chance he could see ice time Saturday against the Rangers.
Blueliner Josh Gorges, who recently came back from a concussion of his own, says he gave his young teammate a little advice.
“I told him he’s got a long career, and you don’t want to be messing around with an injury like this. It’s sort of a scary injury, but I think he’s doing very well. I don’t think he’s having any symptoms, I think he’s progressing very well and I don’t think it will be long before he’s back playing which is great to see.
Meanwhile, Max Pacioretty, who suffered a concussion in the infamous hit by Boston’s Zdeno Chara in 2011, says he hasn't really shared tips for Gallagher because head injuries are unique to each player.
“Everyone’s bodies are different so you just have to give them space when they have one and let them handle it on their own. Everyone’s brain is different and everyone has to handle concussions differently.”