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Canadiens' Parros discharged from hospital

Brian Daly. (Philippe-Olivier Contant/QMI Agency)

By Brian Daly, Postmedia Network

Montreal Canadiens right wing George Parros (15) hits his head on the ice as he fights with Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Colton Orr (28) during the third period at Bell Centre. (QMI Agency photo)

Montreal Canadiens right wing George Parros (15) hits his head on the ice as he fights with Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Colton Orr (28) during the third period at Bell Centre. (QMI Agency photo)

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MONTREAL - 

Montreal Canadiens forward George Parros, who suffered a concussion when he hit the ice chin-first during a fight, was discharged from hospital Wednesday morning.

Parros suffered the injury when he tumbled over Colton Orr during the Habs’ 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre on Tuesday evening.

As the opening-night crowd sat in silence, Parros was carried off the ice in a stretcher, his lower face bloodied.

He was transported to the Montreal General Hospital and held overnight for observation.

Parros, a 33-year-old Pennsylvania native, will be sidelined indefinitely.

A few hours after the incident, Parros sent out a post on the social-media website Twitter that read: “thanks for all the well wishes everyone.”

“An injury like we witnessed last night calls for both the teams, and its fans, to set aside the rivalry for the moment and show concern and support for the injured player and his family,” said Dave Haggith, MLSE’s senior director of communications.

“Everybody in the organization was relieved to see George Parros responding to fans on twitter last night, and we’re sure that Leaf fans join us in wishing him a fast and full recovery.”

His concussion has once again renewed the debate over fighting in hockey.

 


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