Vernon Fiddler examined, later returns

Updated: March 19, 2011, 3:45 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- When Phoenix forward Vernon Fiddler got up dazed after having his head shoved into the edge of the boards by Vancouver forward Alex Burrows on Friday night, the Coyotes' trainer made it clear he couldn't stay on the bench or in the game.

As part of the NHL's new concussion protocol, announced at the general managers' meetings in Florida on Monday, Fiddler had to be assessed by a doctor in a quiet room instead of the old practice of being looked at by a trainer ...

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