Report: Roman Josi's concussion his fifth since 2009

Oct 6, 5:30 PM

Roman Josi was diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday morning, the result of a hit the Swiss defenseman received from rough and tumble Avalanche winger Steve Downie on Friday night. 

According to a report from Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger, it's the fifth concussion Josi has sustained since 2009. The Predators signed the 23-year-old blue-liner to a seven year contract extension last spring.

Stick-tap to the Nashville Examiner.

Oct 28, 3:16 PM

Predators D Roman Josi (concussion) cleared for contact

Oct 28, 3:16 PM

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi has been cleared for contact according to Predators head coach Barry Trotz.

From the Tennessean's Joshua Cooper:

Josi was concussed on October 4th when he was hit hard by Colorado Avalanche winger Steve Downie, who was not penalized on the play. It was reportedly the Swiss puck-mover's fifth concussion.

Oct 6, 1:37 PM

Report: Predators D Josi out with concussion

Oct 6, 1:37 PM

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi hasn't been on the ice since taking a hit from Avalanche forward Steve Downie Friday, now we know why. 

Downie was not penalized on the play. 

Oct 5, 2:46 PM

Shanahan explains why Avs forward Downie was not suspended

Oct 5, 2:46 PM

Brendan Shanahan took to social media to explain the reason why Avalanche forward Steve Downie was not suspended for his hit on Predators defenseman Roman Josi. 

Oct 5, 10:23 AM

No suspension for Avalanche forward Downie

Oct 5, 10:23 AM

Despite a plea from Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie has avoided any discipline from the NHL. 

Oct 5, 9:11 AM

Predators unhappy with Downie hit on Josi

Oct 5, 9:11 AM

If Nashville Predators' head coach Barry Trotz were making the decisions, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie would be suspended. 

Downie received a charging penalty for his hit on Predators defenseman Roman Josi, which could potentially result in a phone call from director of player safety Brendan Shanahan. 

Trotz told the Denver Post that he expects Downie to receive a suspension, while Predators' forward Paul Gaustad called it "just a dumb hit."

Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy disagrees and doesn't expect any supplementary discipline.  

“That was a great hit I thought. I don't know, I need to re-look at it, but I thought it was a fair check."

Oct 4, 11:47 PM

GIF: Avalanche F Downie hits Predators D Josi high; gets mauled by Weber

Oct 4, 11:47 PM

Avalanche forward Steve Downie launched himself into a hit that knocked Predators defenseman Roman Josi out of the game midway through the second period of Colorado's 3-1 victory Friday.

Downie connected high with Josi, who was corralling the puck in the corner, before being roughed up by Gabriel Bourque and Nashville captain Shea Weber.

Courtesy Altitude Sports

Weber received a double-minor for roughing on the play. Downie was not penalized.

Oct 4, 10:36 PM

Predators D Josi leaves game with upper-body injury

Oct 4, 10:36 PM

Predators defenseman Roman Josi left the game during the second period against the Avalanche with an upper-body injury on Friday.

Josi, 23, is in the first season of a seven-year, $28-million deal signed with Nashville during the offseason.