Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Oct 22 '77

Although Pierre-Marc Bouchard is back on the sidelines due to a concussion, he doesn't feel like his career is in jeopardy.

Bouchard was absent from 104 contests over three seasons before December 2010 due to concussion problems. "I'm positive I can come back," Bouchard said. "The only bad thing about a concussion is you don't know how much time it's going to take." Bouchard is experiencing headaches, but so far this concussion hasn't been as limiting as the ones he's dealt with in the past. Bouchard apparently initially started experiencing symptoms when he was smashed face-first into the boards on December 13th - if you'll recall there was a concern that he might have suffered a concussion given his history, but the matter was dropped when he returned after missing two games with a broken nose. However, things got worse when he was elbowed in the chin on January 4th and he was finally shutdown.

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