Ekblad Leaves Team Canada Development Camp With Concussion

There were rumblings of Aaron Ekblad sustaining an injury earlier this week and they came to fruition this morning when Team Canada released the news that the 2014 1st overall selection suffered a concussion.

The Panthers’ first selection at the 2014 draft was participating in Team Canada’s  annual Summer Development Camp, a tune up camp to perform preliminary evaluations for this winter’s World Junior Hockey Championships in Montreal and Toronto.

 

Ekblad has been sent home from the camp but is expected to make a full recovery by Panthers’ training camp which is good news for Panthers fans who are hoping to get a good look at their potential star D-man.

Panthers GM Dale Tallon had this to say: “We have been in communication with Team Canada and have mutually agreed to hold Aaron out for the remainder of the summer development camp, as a precautionary measure,”

While the language here is not as concerning as it can be, concussions are always a sensitive topic and the team and Ekblad himself should approach this setback at a snail’s pace.

“We will closely monitor Aaron’s health for the remainder of the offseason and expect him to be ready for our rookie camp in mid-September.” Tallon added.

It seems like the right steps will be taken to assure a full recovery.

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