Canadiens’ George Parros dances with Toronto’s Colton Orr during the Habs season-opener at the Bell Centre before he toppled over the Maple Leafs enforcer, suffering a concussion when his face struck the ice.
Canadiens forward George Parros is “almost symptom-free”, general manager Marc Bergevin told me at the Habs Calgary hotel this morning, a great sign that the 6-foot-5 newcomer to the club is healing from his concussion.
“He is feeling good, doing a lot better,” Bergevin said, while cautioning that Parros shouldn’t be expected back on the ice imminently.
“A concussion is a hard thing to gauge,” Bergevin said. “You could have a guy out a week or 10 days – (Brendan) Gallagher last year was quick but (Rene) Bourque and Raffi (Raphael Diaz) went longer. You never know with concussions. Overall we’re pretty happy with where George is at today, looking at everything that happened.
“Every day is just a checklist. It’s to check the symptoms, a whole bunch of them – headaches, (sensitivity to) lights… He’s almost symptom-free as we speak. Every day is an evaluation because the next day could be worse but so far, it’s been going up every day.
“I’m pretty confident that George will be back sooner than later.”