The news is encouraging with former first-round Avalanche draft pick Joey Hishon, who suffered a second concussion last week.
Hishon skated Thursday with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, and one of the functional neurologists tending to him said the outlook is positive.
"He's feeling much better than last week," said Daniel Gallucci, an osteopath with the Carrick Institute in Marietta, Ga. "I think the stress and anxiety produced by the latest one was originally a concern, but his symptoms have improved."
Gallucci said Hishon will receive treatment at the Carrick Institute next week, likely receiving treatment in the same GyroStim spinning chair that helped him recover from a first concussion that sidelined him nearly two years.
Hishon suffered another head injury last week in a Monsters game against the Hamilton Bulldogs, on a hit from behind by Joey Tenute.
Gallucci said Hishon, once he fully recovers from the latest concussion, hopes to undergo a vigorous summer of training — something he hasn't been able to do for more than two years.