If you feel like you’ve read this story before, you aren’t going crazy.
Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen suffered a “mild” concussion Monday night and will miss a couple of days, per The Dallas Morning News. While the Stars pulled off an incredible comeback featuring a Tyler Seguin hat trick against the Florida Panthers, they lost Lehtonen in the process. The netminder left the game in the third period after Segein Gonchar hit Nick Bjugstad into him and knocked him back into the net.
After the game, head coach Lindy Ruff announced that the 30-year-old Finnish goalie had suffered a mild concussion and will miss a couple of practices.
Unfortunately for Lehtonen, this is the second time in less than a year that he has suffered a concussion in this same manner.
Lehtonen was taken out by Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula, who was attacking the net at full speed, in a game March 8. The two collided head-to-head, knocking Lehtonen’s mask off. He then hit the back of his head on the crossbar before falling to the ice.
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