No concussion, no injuries for Sedin
My initial view of the hit was live, and my thought was that Byron was in the wrong. In watching it again online, I see Sedin look back and see that Byron is coming for him, and put his back to him.
See for yourself, specifically at 22 seconds of the video:
Immediately, comments online were that it wasn't a hit, so much as a dive. It seems people around the countries are not fans of the Sedins any more than I am. However, I NEVER want to see a player injured, and Sedin was taken to a Vancouver area hospital, reportedly for evaluation and imaging. First thing this morning, I looked for an update, and eventually NHL.com posted that he had been released from hospital last night, around midnight.
The game was a late one, the last one to start. At 7:59 pm I was on Skype with Jess, and told her about the hit. That means Sedin was at hospital, probably by 8:30 pm. He was released "before midnight". That means that they were able to determine there were no injuries, no concussion, no neck injury, no cuts, no bruises, nothing....in approximately three hours.
Although I never, ever want to see a player hurt, I have to say that this appears to be a case where the dive was more the case than a hard hit. Sedin was back at Rogers Arena this morning for the season ending press conference, apparently none the worse for wear. I wonder what Byron was doing?
What's your take?