Jeff Skinner’s concussion woes continue — and so does the Carolina Hurricanes’ string of bad luck.
The team announced Monday that Skinner, 22, suffered a concussion Sunday on a hit from Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen. Skinner has missed time throughout his NHL career due to concussions, and his latest comes with the Hurricanes already reeling from the loss of center Jordan Staal. Here is the release from the team:
Jeff Skinner Diagnosed with Concussion
Forward was injured on hit by Capitals’ defenseman Matt Niskanen
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement regarding forward Jeff Skinner.
"Jeff has been diagnosed with a concussion," said Francis. "He will continue to be monitored by our team doctors and go through proper protocols in the coming days."
Skinner sustained the injury from a hit by Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen immediately following an offensive-zone face-off during Sunday’s exhibition game at Verizon Center. No penalty was assessed on the play.