Eaves continues to struggle with concussion symptoms


Patrick Eaves told Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan that he’s still having “good days and bad days” almost a year after suffering a concussion (and broken jaw) while blocking a shot.

Although he seems to be doing OK skating here and there, he told Khan that he wouldn’t be ready for training camp if it was coming up this month.

“It’s hard to gauge out here, it’s summer hockey, two-on-two,” Eaves said. “I don’t feel close to where I was quite yet.”

In the mean time, he’s reportedly seeing a specialist at the University of Michigan and – one bright side – continues to collect checks from the Detroit Red Wings. He’s the only player on the roster who’s still being treated and able to see the team because of injury reasons.

Still, it’s likely he’d prefer the headaches to subside, although at least his jaw is reportedly fully healed.