KINGS UPDATE; CONCUSSION FRUSTRATES GOALIE STORR.
Byline: Matt McHale Staff Writer
Jamie Storr Jamie Storr (born December 28, 1975 in Brampton, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the DEG Metro Stars of the DEL.
Storr is half-Chinese and has Chinese dragons on his mask to honor his mother. looked lost amid the celebrating in the Kings locker room after Thursday night's 8-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). . Said he feels lost, too.
Storr, who took over as the Kings' top goaltender in early November, was in street clothes, recovering from a concussion suffered Dec. 11 when he struck his head on the crossbar during a 4-2 victory over the Montreal. Until Thursday, that was the last time the Kings won.
He started two more games he probably wished he hadn't, a 7-1 loss to New Jersey and an 8-3 blowout to the New York Rangers The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). . That's when he realized something was terribly wrong.
Now it could be two weeks before he is just back on skates and still longer before he returns to the active roster.
"There still isn't much I can do," said Storr, who has just begun light riding on an exercise bike. "I can't even push that because I still have dizziness and light-headedness. I'm not sure when I'll get back."
Although Stephane Fiset Stephane Fiset (born June 17, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec) is an ice hockey goaltender who is retired. Playing career
Fiset was drafted in the 2nd round 24th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. hasn't played poorly in goal since Storr went out, this is a critical time for the Kings at the position. The club is expected to protect just one goaltender in this summer's expansion draft.
Fiset, 29, recently signed a three-year contract extension. But Storr, who turned just 24 last Tuesday Last Tuesday is a Christian melodic punk rock band hailing from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They played their final show on March 10th, 2007. Last Tuesday was formed in 1999 in Harrisburg, P.A. , is considered the club's future at the position. Now everything is in limbo.
Unlike defenseman Garry Galley Garry Michael Galley (born 16 April, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League from 1984 to 2001. Presently, Galley co-hosts the "More On Sports" radio program on the Team1200 in Ottawa, Ontario. , who is skating again after suffering a concussion around the same time, Storr's next step is adding a little endurance to his bike work. That will be a big day and it still is a ways off.
"Concussions are mysterious because everyone responds differently," Kings coach Andy Murray said. "No two are alike. We laugh because Jamie is a different kind of fellow when he's healthy, but there is nothing funny about concussions."
Concussions are a swelling of the brain caused by a blow to the head. Repeated concussions can cause brain damage and have forced several players - most notably Pat Lafontaine Pat LaFontaine (born February 22, 1965, in St. Louis, Missouri) was an ice hockey center in the National Hockey League, who played his entire career for all three New York-based teams: the New York Islanders (1983–1991), Buffalo Sabres (1991–1997), and New York Rangers - to retire in their primes.
Storr suffered a concussion two years ago during the Kings' playoff series against St. Louis. Like this time, he continued to play several games after the initial blow with disastrous results.
After the injury in Montreal, Storr was cleared by doctors to play against New Jersey and New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of but was replaced after one period in each game.
"Maybe I shouldn't have done that, but the team wasn't doing well and you want to help out," he said. "You want to be part of the solution, but I only made it a bigger problem. Now we have to move slowly. It was great to see this win, but it was hard not to be a part of it."