Daniel Briere injured after taking a check to the head, done for the night

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

In the second period of tonight's game against Nashville, Briere took a check to the head.

After taking a hit to the head while nowhere near the puck, Danny Briere will not return to tonight's game according to the Canadiens' official twitter account.

Briere was clearly dazed after the hit, which was somehow not called a penalty even though he was nowhere near the puck. The hit was directly targeting Briere's head, committed by Eric Nystrom. It was the second blatant head shot of the game after Gabriel Bourque picked Josh Gorges' head in the first period, which also went uncalled.

It's unknown at this time how severe Briere's injury is, but we'll update you as soon as we can.

UPDATE: The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Briere has suffered a concussion. Briere has a history of concussion as recently as last season. This is very bad news for the newly signed Hab.


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