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March 10, 2011 1:05 pm

Doughty OK after Bertuzzi elbow

After he took an elbow from Detroit’s Todd Bertuzzi right on the button last night, Drew Doughty had the same initial fear as many folks. Doughty missed six games in late October because of a concussion, and after Bertuzzi’s elbow caught him in the face, Doughty skated slowly to the bench and went to the locker room. He returned no more than three minutes later, though, played the rest of the game without incident and today said he had no problems.

DOUGHTY: “No symptoms or anything like that. It’s just that when your nose gets hit, your eyes start to water and stuff like that. I don’t even think I missed a shift, so I’m obviously fine. Luckily, it wasn’t anything bad.”

Question: Talking to Willie Mitchell the other day, he said that whenever he gets hit, he still has that moment of, “Am I OK?” Do you feel that also?

DOUGHTY: “I definitely thought that too, because I fell right after the hit, and that’s kind of something that guys do when they get a concussion. They try to get up and they fall, and that’s what I did. So at first, I was obviously worried, but once I got to the room I just regrouped and felt good again. The nose is a little banged up, but it’s nothing I can’t handle.”

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