Brooks Orpik was knocked unconscious when he took three gloved, undefended punches from Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton Saturday night. Orpik doesn't remember leaving the ice on a stretcher. He doesn't remember hitting Loui Eriksson. According to Penguins general manager Ray Shero, the last thing Orpik remembered from the Penguins' tilt against the Bruins is the national anthem.

That's pretty scary. It's also pretty important as you better believe that is going to be taken into consideration when the NHL finally meets with Thornton for his in-person hearing. The NHL Department of Player Safety takes into consideration whether or not the victim of an infraction was injured and how seriously. Unconscious with memory loss is pretty serious.