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Max Pacioretty has severe concussion, fractured vertebrae

Posted By DJ Bean On March 9, 2011 @ 12:43 pm In General | No Comments

Canadiens coach Jacques Martin announced Wednesday that forward Max Pacioretty [1], who was motionless on the ice after taking a hit into a stanchion along the boards from Zdeno Chara [2] Tuesday night, suffered a severe concussion and fractured the fourth cervical vertebrae.

‘€œMax will remain at the hospital for further observation,” Martin said in a statement. “There will be no other prognosis for the time being, but he will obviously be out indefinitely. The most important thing for our organization right now is Max’€™s recovery. We will continue following recommendations from the doctors and of course, Max and his immediate family would appreciate privacy in this matter.’€

Chara will find out Wednesday whether he will be disciplined for the play, on which he received a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct.

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