Montreal Canadiens centre Phillip Danault lay on the ice after being hit in the head by a Zdeno Chara point shot a week ago today, and as his team is set to face the Boston Bruins again tonight, news seem to get worst for the poor Habs forward.
Danault, who left the ice on stretcher and was taken to hospital with a concussion, was expected to head to Trois-Rivieres on Sunday, as the local hockey club, the Estacades were expected to retire his number in a special ceremony.
It was now been reported that Danault was advised by his doctors not to go, so he can fully rest and recover from the scary injury, as indicated by TVA Nouvelles Jonathan Roberge.
The Estacades have reported that they will retire the numbers of Steve Begin and Marc Denis on Sunday, and will hold another event for Danault in the future.
Chara's rising shot hit Danault on the side of the head. He lay on the ice for several minutes before being lifted onto a stretcher and taken away for treatment.
We hope for the best for Danault, who was a first round draft pick by Chicago in 2011.
He has seven goals and 15 assists in 43 games this season.
The Habs face the Bruins tonight for the third time this week.