Joonas Donskoi has not skated in a regular season game so far this season due to persistent concussion issues, according to Toni Länkinen of Raahen Seutu.
On Sept. 29, Donskoi suffered his seventh concussion during the Seattle Kraken’s preseason matchup against the Vancouver Canucks. Unfortunately, this concussion has caused ongoing headaches, vertigo, and vision problems that have kept him off the ice the last four months.
Donskoi tells he had his 7th concussion at the start of this season and that he still hasn't been able to practice because of the persistent symptoms. Has had vision problems, vertigo and headaches. #SeaKraken #HockeyTwitter https://t.co/9yPs77rRnM
— Tiia Honkamaa (@tiiahnkm_) January 28, 2023
Donskoi is a San Jose Sharks fan favorite, who skated in teal from 2015 to 2019. San Jose signed him out of Finland as a free agent. The winger is probably best-remembered by Sharks fans for his game-winning OT goal in Game Three of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.
Donskoi was signed to a four-year contract by the Colorado Avalanche in the summer of 2019, and was selected by the Kraken in the Expansion Draft in 2021. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…
The San Jose Sharks traded Matt Nieto and Ryan Merkley to the Colorado Avalanche.
Timo Meier reportedly wants around $9-million yearly in his contract.
Trading Logan Couture could net the team a ‘solid’ return
Locked on Sharks provides a midseason check-in on the San Jose Sharks‘ top prospects.
IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Logan Couture had a five point game against the Pittsburgh Penguins!
🔥 5 POINT GAME FOR THE CAP 🔥
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 29, 2023
The Athletic ranks the San Jose Sharks’ prospect pool as 17th in the NHL.
David Quinn reflects on the frequent heartbreaking losses the Sharks have endured this season.
Jacob MacDonald reflects on joining the Sharks.
“The first thing I thought of was just being excited for the opportunity to come here and play and show what I can do.”
Jacob MacDonald spoke with the media today after joining the team in Raleigh.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 27, 2023
AROUND THE NHL…
EBUG ACTIVATED 👀
Matt Berlin, from the University of Alberta (@GBHKY), dressed for the @EdmontonOilers tonight. He saw 2:26 on ice, making one save on one shot for a 1.000 SVP% and a memory that will last a lifetime. pic.twitter.com/go9fvADKPh
— NHL (@NHL) January 29, 2023
Vegas Hockey Now argues the Golden Knights should trade for better linemates for Jack Eichel.
The Boston Bruins would need to trade a roster player in exchange for Bo Horvat..
Jordan Binnington did not make friends while visiting Colorado.
Binnington isn’t liked in Colorado 👀
— The Cam & Strick Podcast (@CamandStrick) January 28, 2023
Dan Vladar ties a Calgary Flames franchise record.
Dylan Larkin’s agent is unworried about lacking contract talks with the Detroit Red Wings.
Trevor Zegras enraged Troy Stetcher during a scrum.
The Montreal Canadiens have struggled since Cole Caufield‘s season-ending injury.
The Florida Panthers will be healthy after the All Star break.
Most Assists in First 250 Career Games Among Defencemen:
Brian Leetch – 190
Sergei Zubov – 187
Quinn Hughes – 186
Gary Suter – 182
Bobby Orr – 178#Canucks
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) January 28, 2023
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