EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Patric Hornqvist didn't take the ice Thursday with the Penguins for practice here at the Kings' training facility, and he might not do so again for a while.
Hornqvist was diagnosed with a concussion, Mike Sullivan confirmed after practice, from being struck in the face by a puck Tuesday in the 5-1 victory over the Panthers at PPG Paints Arena. Immediately after the shot by Florida's Mark Pysyk in the first period, he skated off to the locker room while holding his mouth and did not return.
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Asked about Hornqvist's concussion history -- it's his fourth documented concussion since the start of the 2016-17 season and second since Nov. 24 -- Sullivan replied, "We're always concerned when one of our players gets a concussion. We're concerned for the player. The nature of concussions, as we all know, are all very different. I don't think any of us knows enough about it -- I know I certainly don't -- to draw any conclusions. We're hopeful that Horny can recover as quickly as possible, and that he can come back in the lineup. We certainly miss him when he's not in the lineup."