George Parros was released from hospital in Montreal this morning, after being diagnosed with a concussion.
The concussion occurred during his second fight with Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Colton Orr last night. Parros fell over top of Orr, and with his hands tied up from the fight, he was unable to break his fall, and landed chin first on the ice.
Parros was eventually taken off the ice on a stretcher after a long delay where he was unable to get back on his feet. He did not suffer any fractures or additional injuries, but will be sidelined indefinitely with the concussion.
George was playing in his first game with the Canadiens after being acquired from the Florida Panthers in an off season trade. He was brought in to add a physical presence to the lineup in a suddenly enforcer heavy division.
The Maple Leafs and Bruins have been known as tough teams for years, and the Buffalo Sabres are not afraid to fight either, with Cody McCormick and John Scott on the team. The Ottawa Senators are also known to accumulate penalty minutes, with Chris Neil and Matt Kassian leading them in that department.
Parros had done his job last night, putting the finishing touches on a second victory over Orr, before crashing to the ice face first. The Canadiens showed a new side to their team last night, with Travis Moen and Jarred Tinordi also faring well in the fisticuff department.
It was relieving to hear that Parros will be fine, and the Montreal Canadiens hope to welcome him back into the lineup in the near future.