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Brad Richards concussed
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Brad Richards concussed

Feb. 13, 2001

With the Dallas Stars making a playoff push, their leading scorer and All-Star forward was concussed by a collision with Sami Pahlsson of the Blue Jackets and did not play again until March 9. In the meantime, his uncertain condition created complications in any attempt by Dallas to trade him at the Feb. 28 deadline while adding fuel to the discussion about the number of players who had been sidelined by concussions in recent years and if the game is being played at an unsafe speed by bigger, stronger athletes, some of whom lack proper respect for others

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