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Rangers' Mats Zuccarello couldn't speak after taking slapshot to head
Rangers' Mats Zuccarello couldn't speak after taking slapshot to head

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello has disclosed the extent of injuries he suffered after taking a slapshot to the head during a playoff game in April, underlining the often-overlooked dangers involving with vulcanized rubber being slapped around at speeds approaching 100 mph. During Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 24, Zuccarello was hit in the head on a slapshot by teammate Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers later announced Zuccarello was out indefinitely but did not disclose his injuries. There were reports the 27-year-old Norwegian had suffered a major concussion, but the team wouldn't confirm it. ...

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