Montreal's Parros suffers 2nd concussion in fight

The Associated PressDecember 16, 2013
Montreal's Parros suffers 2nd concussion in fight
New York Islanders left wing Eric Boulton (36) and Montreal Canadiens right wing George Parros (15) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

MONTREAL (AP) -- Montreal Canadiens tough guy George Parros has sustained a fighting-related concussion for the second time this season.

Parros was stunned by a pair of late punches in a fight with Eric Boulton in Montreal's 1-0 overtime road win over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Parros was wobbly getting to his feet, but skated off the ice.

He didn't return to Saturday's game and was a scratch for Montreal's 2-1 home loss to Florida on Sunday. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien confirmed after the game that Parros suffered a concussion and will be evaluated this week.

Parros missed the first month of the season after being injured in a fight with Toronto's Colton Orr in the opener.

Parros was knocked unconscious after a tussle with Orr brought him tumbling to the ice.