Video: Canes’ Skinner leaves game after big hit by Sens’ Cowen

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Carolina Hurricanes Jeff Skinner is banged up once again after a hit, this one coming from Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen (who returned from injury problems of his own on Tuesday).

Skinner already has a troubling history of concussion problems, so it’s worrisome that observers such as the Raleigh News & Observer’s Chip Alexander believes that he might have visited the quiet room after that check.

The 20-year-old forward already dealt with two head injuries in the last two seasons, including some issues from February. By no means is he officially dealing with a concussion from tonight’s hit, but that’s the obvious concern.

Here’s video of the check:

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The blow was divisive depending upon who you asked.

Alexander wasn’t happy with the hit (or its defenders).

Meanwhile, the Ottawa Citizen’s Allen Panzeri believes it wasn’t dirty.