KINGS NOTEBOOK: DEADMARSH TO BE HONORED.Byline: Rich Hammond Rich Hammond
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Deadmarsh retired in September after almost three years spent dealing with the effects of post-concussion syndrome Post-Concussion Syndrome Definition
Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a common but controversial disorder that presents with variety of symptoms including—but not limited to—headache, dizziness, fatigue, and personality changes. . He played only one full season with the Kings, and 114 regular-season games over parts of three seasons, but remains revered for his playoff heroics in 2002 and his overall gritty play.
That's why the Kings will honor Deadmarsh with a pregame ceremony before tonight's game against Colorado, the franchise with which Deadmarsh spent the first seven of his nine NHL seasons.
Deadmarsh, forced to retire at age 30, lives in Idaho with his wife and 5-year-old twin daughters.
``I'd be lying if I said it's been easy,'' Deadmarsh said. ``It happened a little too early. Mostly I'm jealous, because when I watch a game, I still want to be out there playing, and that makes it tough.''
Deadmarsh earned a place in Kings lore with his inspired play during the 2002 playoffs, particularly in a first-round upset of Detroit, but his career ended just a few months later, after a Dec. 15 game.
--Status report: Pavol Demitra, out with a concussion, said he will Sunday, but is unlikely to play tonight.
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