From The Hockey News:
Brayden McNabb of the Rochester Americans has received a one-game suspension for his vicious elbow to the head of Joey Hishon in the 2011 Memorial Cup. Almost 18 months later, Hishon is still unable to play and it is not known when or if he’ll ever play again.
The Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have placed Hishon on their roster, but after missing a full season with post-concussion syndrome, he isn’t even well enough to skate or practice with the AHL team without contact and did not take part in training camp. He continues to rehabilitate at his home in Stratford, Ont., but nobody with the parent club Colorado Avalanche knows when, or if, he’ll make his debut at the pro level.
“He has felt better and he has skated,” Monsters coach Dean Chynoweth said. “Much of what they’re doing now is neck-related.”
When asked whether the Avalanche are confident he will eventually come back to play at some point, Chynoweth said, “I haven’t had that conversation with them.”
Hishon was the 17th overall pick by the Avalanche in the 2010 NHL Draft.
The next game for the Amerks is tomorrow, October 16th, as they host the visiting Binghamton Senators.