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  • For me, that was simply a ‘slow to get up,’ which is a discretionary removal,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in an email. “[The] trainer determines player’s status after speaking to him. There was no visible sign that dictated mandatory removal in that instance.”

    Orpik did sit for the final minutes of the third period and was not available to reporters after the game because he was receiving treatment, according to a Capitals spokesman. One person familiar with the situation said Orpik’s absence had nothing to do with the concussion protocol, and his treatment was for an unrelated injury. The Capitals were not concerned about Orpik’s status for Game 4.

    The NHL has drawn the ire of critics for how it confronts concussions. A lawsuit brought by former players has surfaced a series of damning internal NHL emails about how it treated concussions. Ann McKee, who heads the CTE Center at Boston University, recently told Canadian network TSN that the NHL is “in the dark ages” regarding concussions and called its stance toward them “laughable” and “ridiculous https://www.lolga.com/nhl-18-coins .”
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The Capitals were not concerned about Orpik status for Game 4

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