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Penguins' Arron Asham Has Concussion

Winger Arron Asham is the latest Penguin to miss time with a concussion, Dan Bylsma revealed. Asham had not played since February 1.

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The Penguins have maintained over the past couple of weeks that Asham had sustained an "upper-body injury," and indeed he had. It does not appear likely that Asham will return to the lineup anytime soon.

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"Day-to-day is not accurate at this point in time," Bylsma said. "He has been progressing. He hasn't gone to exercise. That's where Arron's at."

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The Penguins are getting some kind of grotesque lesson in just how persistent and awful concussion symptoms can be - Sidney Crosby could end up being done for the year, Eric Tangradi is out with one too, and now Asham. 

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By the way, the designation "upper-body injury" in hockey has always amused me. It's so vague, it's completely unhelpful, as it leaves you to guess whether the guy has a concussion or a broken arm or appendicitis or a heart condition. 

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.