Avs' Prospect Hishon (Concussion) Cleared For Practice
News:Joey Hishon (concussion) has been cleared to resume skating, according to Mile High Hockey.
Analysis: For now, Joey Hishon remains at AHL Lake Erie and has not played a game since suffering a concussion at the 2011 Memorial Cup Tournament. He hasn't been cleared for contact yet, but the fact that he's back on skates is a good sign.
Avalanche's Hishon (Concussion) Still Not Cleared To Play
News:Joey Hishon (concussion) still has not been cleared to play, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: While he has not been cleared to play, he is currently with the Lake Erie Monsters regularly and has been able to skate. He is considered day-to-day.
News:Joey Hishon is still not ready to return to hockey after suffering a concussion in a game played some 17 months ago and his return is not clear, reports the National Post.
Analysis: He's on the Avs' AHL Lake Erie roster, but he hasn't been able to report for duty. "He's back home, still dealing with post-concussion symptoms," Lake Erie coach Dean Chynoweth said on Friday. "He has felt better. He has skated. And he's dealing with now, similar with Sidney [Crosby], where they're working neck-related, to the head." Joey Hishon has skated on his own and has remained in close contact with the Avs through his rehab, but this is obviously concerning.
News:Joey Hishon (concussion) appears to finally be on the mend after undergoing oxygen therapy treatment, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: The Avs' 2010 first-round draft pick didn't play at all this past season after sustaining a concussion during the 2011 Memorial Cup. However, thanks to a Hyberbaric oxygen therapy center in Ohio called Sara's Garden, Joey Hishon claims he is finally on the road to recovery. "I would recommend this facility to anyone in need. This treatment has endless possibilities," Hishon tweeted recently, adding, "I am now on the proper path to recovery and working towards becoming a professional athlete like I have always dreamed of." Expect a healthy Hishon to compete for a roster spot at the Avs' training camp this fall.
Avs' Prospect Hishon Still Sidelined With Concussion Symptoms
News:Joey Hishon remains sidelined with concussion-like symptoms a year after taking a hit to the head in a Memorial Cup playoff game last spring, according to the Denver Post's Adrian Dater.
Analysis:Joey Hishon has not played since, and there is simply no way of knowing when or if the Avs' former first-round pick will return. As with all concussion-related injuries, time will tell.
Avs' Prospect Hishon Still Sidelined With Concussion
News:Joey Hishon remains sidelined with concussion symptoms, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Joey Hishon has yet to play a game this season after taking an elbow to the head during the Memorial Cup Tournament earlier in the year. As with most concussion-related injuries, there is no timetable for his return, so don't plan on using him for fantasy purposes anytime soon.
Lingering Concussion Keeps Avs' Prospect Hishon Out Of Camp
News:Joey Hishon (concussion) has not participated in training camp and remains out indefinitely, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: There is no timetable for Joey Hishon's return, and it's becoming increasingly likely he will start the season either on the IR or back in the minors.
News:Joey Hishon (concussion) is absent from the Avs' rookie camp being held this week in Denver, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Joey Hishon, the Avs' first-round draft pick from 2010, suffered a concussion while playing in the Memorial Cup Tournament earlier this year. He projects as a top-six player in the NHL someday, but obviously needs to get healthy before he can land a roster spot. Hishon scored 87 points (37G, 50A) in 50 games this past season at OHL Owen Sound.
News: Hishon is attempting to shake the effects of concussion-like symptoms after taking an elbow to the head while playing in the recent Memorial Cup Tournament, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Hishon was in the Denver area last week for the Avalanche's three-day development camp and took time out to get examined by the team's medical personnel. However, Hishon said everything is progressing well. "I'm feeling great and everything's moving in the right direction," Hishon said. "This is just a very minor thing that we're taking seriously to make sure nothing reoccurs down the road." Hishon scored 87 points (37G, 50A) in 50 games for OHL Owen Sound this past season, and health permitting, will compete for a roster spot with the Avs come training camp. "Whatever happens, happens," he said. "Right now my goal is to make the team and do whatever I possibly can to do that. If that doesn't happen, wherever they send me, they'll send me. I'll work hard wherever I am."