October 30th, 2010
by goon

This kind of stuff concerns me, the league wants to protect the players and then doesn’t suspend them for dirty hits. Now another player is out with a possible concussion.

Star Tribune — Wild right winger Antti Miettinen has been sidelined with what the team now believes may be a concussion stemming from a high hit he took Monday from Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown.

Miettinen, who has been complaining of headaches and vision problems, was to be examined by a neurologist Friday after coach Todd Richards said Wild doctors ruled out an inner-ear infection.

Brown was assessed a 5-minute major and game misconduct for an “illegal check to the head,” although he avoided further discipline from the NHL.

That surprised Richards, who called Brown’s hit “dirty.”

“You’ve got to protect the players,” Richards said. “To me, it’s a blindside hit.”

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