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NHL's new concussion spotters have had spotty results so far

Connor McDavid hit the ice, chin first, and a concussion spotter at least played a part in pulling him from the game.

The Edmonton Oilers captain and budding star was not stunned by the jarring trip to the ice, but that someone watching him play recently against Minnesota determined he should be evaluated for a concussion.

A few days later, McDavid still wasn't happy he missed the last several minutes of the second period against the Wild before being cleared to play in the third in a game the Oilers lost in overtime.

"It happened at an important time of the game and it could happen at even worse times," McDavid said Tuesday. "You know, what if it's...

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