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Injury Updates Okposo Officially Diagnosed with a Concussion; Scandella now Week to Week

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Okposo sent back to Buffalo for further testing and Scandella is now week to week 

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14 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Okposo sent back to Buffalo for further testing and Scandella is now week to week 

Was definitely surprised to see Okposo square up and even more surprised to see he travelled with the team. Looked pretty scary knowing his history. Considering he’s got a wife and I believe kids, he’s gotta big considering calling it a career. Head injuries are scary, especially the more you learn about them. Any word on whether he flew back or if they bussed/put him on a train to come home? Pretty sure flying it’s good for head injuries.

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3 minutes ago, IrwinNelson said:

Was definitely surprised to see Okposo square up and even more surprised to see he travelled with the team. Looked pretty scary knowing his history. Considering he’s got a wife and I believe kids, he’s gotta big considering calling it a career. Head injuries are scary, especially the more you learn about them. Any word on whether he flew back or if they bussed/put him on a train to come home? Pretty sure flying it’s good for head injuries.

I don't think he'll call it a career, not yet. But he does need to make better choices on the ice, for his own safety and piece of mind for his family.

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If he had 'real' teammates, somebody else would have jumped in and spared KO from the fight.  Even if it meant a misconduct penalty as a result.  If they really have each other's back, then you do not allow the other team to inflict damage on your teammate who can least afford to be in that position.  I would not want to find myself in the same bunker with this team....they'd probably want me to take the bullet on top and hide underneath my dead carcass.

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2 hours ago, Brawndo said:

Okposo sent back to Buffalo for further testing and Scandella is now week to week 

More like Scandella is weak to weaker.

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2 hours ago, Carmel Corn said:

If he had 'real' teammates, somebody else would have jumped in and spared KO from the fight.  Even if it meant a misconduct penalty as a result.  If they really have each other's back, then you do not allow the other team to inflict damage on your teammate who can least afford to be in that position.  I would not want to find myself in the same bunker with this team....they'd probably want me to take the bullet on top and hide underneath my dead carcass.

This team was assembled with very few traditional tough guys. I don't want Skinner, Jack or Sam dropping the gloves. Same goes for Casey and Dahlin. 

Risto, Bogo, Girgs and Larsson will go once in a blue moon but they just don't have an overall culture of toughness. It's unfortunate as this fan base connects with the pugilists more than any other type of player. 

Rayzor, Kaleta, May, Barnaby, Shoney were adored by this fan base. It's disappointing that JBot didn't at least get a couple of guys who can play and throw their weight around. This town would embrace that type of team with or without winning. Yet here we are left yearning. 

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26 minutes ago, inkman said:

This team was assembled with very few traditional tough guys. I don't want Skinner, Jack or Sam dropping the gloves. Same goes for Casey and Dahlin. 

Risto, Bogo, Girgs and Larsson will go once in a blue moon but they just don't have an overall culture of toughness. It's unfortunate as this fan base connects with the pugilists more than any other type of player. 

Rayzor, Kaleta, May, Barnaby, Shoney were adored by this fan base. It's disappointing that JBot didn't at least get a couple of guys who can play and throw their weight around. This town would embrace that type of team with or without winning. Yet here we are left yearning. 

Lucic for Okposo straight up?

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3 hours ago, Carmel Corn said:

If he had 'real' teammates, somebody else would have jumped in and spared KO from the fight.  Even if it meant a misconduct penalty as a result.  If they really have each other's back, then you do not allow the other team to inflict damage on your teammate who can least afford to be in that position.  I would not want to find myself in the same bunker with this team....they'd probably want me to take the bullet on top and hide underneath my dead carcass.

I hadn't put much thought into it, but it seems like Bogo was playing the protector role early in the season.  Now...... after Okposo fought, Bogo's response was sort of, yeah that sucks, oh well.  WHat happened?

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I was unable to see the game Friday against the rag boys.  Was Bogo on the ice when that punk provoked Kyle?  Not sure I want to know the answer. . .

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It was hit that looked bad from Okie that started things.  No penalty called, but was a hit from behind near the boards.  Someone else came right up to Okie and challenged him and they both dropped their gloves.  Even if Bogo was on the ice, he would not have been a factor.  It all happened pretty quick.... until they dropped their gloves of course and then they didn't really do too much.

I find it hard to believe Okie was injured in that.  I didn't think any punches landed and after he lost his balance he got back up and tried to re-engage but the linesmen where there.

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1 minute ago, Doohickie said:

It was hit that looked bad from Okie that started things.  No penalty called, but was a hit from behind near the boards.  Someone else came right up to Okie and challenged him and they both dropped their gloves.  Even if Bogo was on the ice, he would not have been a factor.  It all happened pretty quick.... until they dropped their gloves of course and then they didn't really do too much.

I find it hard to believe Okie was injured in that.  I didn't think any punches landed and after he lost his balance he got back up and tried to re-engage but the linesmen where there.

I think the other guy landed a right on Kyle's chin which made him lose his balance.

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8 minutes ago, Tondas said:

I think the other guy landed a right on Kyle's chin which made him lose his balance.

That is how I saw it.

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Thanks for all the updates, my SS friends.  Get better pronto, Kyle (and Scandy) and thanks for fighting for our team -> we appreciate it more than you know !!

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2 minutes ago, Cityo'Rasmii said:

Thanks for all the updates, my SS friends.  Get better pronto, Kyle and thanks for fighting for our team -> we appreciate it more than you know !!

Takes balls to do what Kyle did since he's not a fighter.  My best advice to Kyle is to drop the gloves fast and start throwing, not square off at center ice.

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Totally agree, especially under his circumstances.  .  . surely love the courage and fight . . . how can we get more of that????  ahem, recruit grit like 2 players

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Get to know your LTIR formula.   Might see a Leafs/Nate Horton situation arise next year if KO does not play the remainder of this year.  

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6 hours ago, Tondas said:

I think the other guy landed a right on Kyle's chin which made him lose his balance.

Yes, he was bleeding too. I figured maybe a broken jaw, but I guess with his history best to be careful.

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16 hours ago, Carmel Corn said:

If he had 'real' teammates, somebody else would have jumped in and spared KO from the fight.  Even if it meant a misconduct penalty as a result.  If they really have each other's back, then you do not allow the other team to inflict damage on your teammate who can least afford to be in that position.  I would not want to find myself in the same bunker with this team....they'd probably want me to take the bullet on top and hide underneath my dead carcass.

Agree Jack should have put on his big boy pants and stepped in,  hard though Kyle is a vet and gotta give him his props

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Maybe JB deserves a bit of the blame here for assembling such a wimpy team.  He got rid of our physical guys in Kane and Foligno and left us only with Bogo to intimidate.  While I hope Okposo recovers quickly a LTIR for Kyle would help  rid us of that onerous contract.  Some folks here like to blame Jack for everything, he's not Mcdavid and he's not a leader like Toews or Messier, and he's not a intimidator like Chara  but he is an awesome hockey player. 

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Interesting responses on Twitter, but this one echoes perhaps the most important question:

 

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