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Patrick Eaves injury

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Obviously every time there is an injury it creates an opportunity for another player. Although Eaves' injury was really unfortunate it has given the Wings a chance (at present) to keep both Mursak and Emmerton on the main roster.

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feel bad for eaves but im sure he will be back for playoffs and will give us more depth ... too be honest i dont even knock if he'd be able to crack the lineup theres way too much depth , id even consider trading him in the off season ... nyqvist might make the lineup next year,tatar,andersson ... not too many spots

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It doesn't really seem to be getting much better for Eaves.

“I don't think he's doing great,'' general manager Ken Holland said. “Right now there's no timetable (for his return). I'm not optimistic anytime soon.''

Eaves has not been cleared to work-out off-ice, Holland said.

“It's got nothing to do with the jaw; he got hit in the head and he just doesn't feel right,'' Holland said. “Possibly, he could have a concussion. We just told him there's no need to come to the rink until you feel good.''

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2012/02/patrick_eaves_jaw_has_healed_b.html

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Not looking like Patty will be back this season. Best to Patty Sunshine on the recovery and hopefully can get a spot somewhere, assuming we let him go after all of this. Just the facts, this lineup would be tough to crack even if he was 100%.

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With only what...two and a half months in the season left, and with a concussion, anyone else think he's done for the year? Maybe he'll be back in time for playoffs, but probably not before. Based on them not being optimistic, and with there only being a short time left and all.

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With only what...two and a half months in the season left, and with a concussion, anyone else think he's done for the year? Maybe he'll be back in time for playoffs, but probably not before. Based on them not being optimistic, and with there only being a short time left and all.

even if he is back for the playoffs, i doubt babcock plays him much, if at all, since he missed so much time.

i think this steps up management's chase for a big winger.

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Disappointing news. I really like Eaves and what he brings to the team. Best PK shot-blocker for the Red Wings and probably second best penalty killer overall after Helm.

Seems like Eaves might be done for the year. Even if he hopefully gets healthy enough to skate, it's going to take some serious time to get his conditioning back.

The Red Wings could really use someone like Brendan Morrow or Travis Moen to strengthen the PK especially.

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I'm not sure where exactly Eaves got hit, and if this would have even made a difference for him, but the fact that it's been quoted as a head injury, I'm gonna say this:

As cool as hockey helmets are, and as much as i like them, the time has come to upgrade them with a major overhaul. With the increased speed of the game, the increased size and strength of the players, the increased velocity of the average player's slapshot, and the increased knowledge of long term brain effects of sudden impact, the hockey player needs similar protection as the rally car/motorcycle driver.

It can be designed in such a way with the classic body lines of a hockey helmet so as to resemble the overall shape, but it's got to be beefed up.

Why is this never talked about by any of hockey's talking heads?

Edited by T.Low

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I'm not sure where exactly Eaves got hit, and if this would have even made a difference for him, but the fact that it's been quoted as a head injury, I'm gonna say this:

As cool as hockey helmets are, and as much as i like them, the time has come to upgrade them with a major overhaul. With the increased speed of the game, the increased size and strength of the players, the increased velocity of the average player's slapshot, and the increased knowledge of long term brain effects of sudden impact, the hockey player needs similar protection as the rally car/motorcycle driver.

It can be designed in such a way with the classic body lines of a hockey helmet so as to resemble the overall shape, but it's got to be beefed up.

Why is this never talked about by any of hockey's talking heads?

completely agree. look at what football players go out on the field with - massive helmets with face masks. They aren't moving half as fast as hockey players but still wear them.

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