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Kubina struggles in recovery from concussion

Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:08 pm
BOSTON --- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina’s recovery from a concussion has been uneven, coach Guy Boucher said before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday.

“Every day when there seems to be a little progression, it kind of slips back a bit,” Boucher said. “So it's kind of an injury that you never know. You wake up the next day and everything's great or just keeps on going the same way so it's very hard to monitor what's going on with him.”

Kubina was driven hard into the boards on a check from Washington’s Jason Chimera in the first game of the second round on April 29. (Bolts center Simon Gagne suffered a concussion in the same game, but he is back in the lineup.) Chimera received a roughing minor, but was not suspended.

Kubina did not make the trip to Boston with the team.

“Obviously we're missing him,” Boucher said. “He's got size. He's got some offensive abilities on our second power play (line). He made a big difference on it. But right now we've adapted.”

Kubina was Tampa Bay’s second-leading scorer among defenseman in the regular season and is one of three players still on the Bolts from their 2004 Stanley Cup title-winning team; Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis are the others.

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Since: Aug 10, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 4:13 pm

Kubina struggles in recovery from concussion

Turn about is fair play corey you seem to forget Kubina's cheap shot on Chicago's Dave Bolland who was out for 2 months with a concussion

Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:20 pm

Kubina struggles in recovery from concussion

Thanks again for the cheap shots Washington.  Enjoy the golf course.

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