In an article posted to his Swedish team's website, Andreas Johnson spoke from the lobby of his Toronto hotel—the hotel he's stuck in until he's well enough to travel, since he's still suffering the effects of Dan Kelly's blindside hit to the head.
Suffering the same fate as William Nylander, who had to stay in his hotel room in Finland at the World Junior Championships, and couldn't even watch his team play on television, Johnson is at the start of his recovery.
Johnson said this about the hit:
[translated] "I remember I got the puck in the neutral zone, then nothing. I woke up inside the locker room and the doctor had to tell me what happened," says Andreas Johnson in a hotel lobby in downtown Toronto.
He has a "light concussion" according to the article and is waiting to be well enough to go home.
Due to what looks like a typo in the source: läktare (bleachers) for läkare (doctor) I translated that part wrong. Correction is below.
I've been in the hotel room for a week. Once day I am examined by a doctor, but I can't go home before I got better," says Andreas Johnson, who will go on holidays in Sweden in the summer and then join the Toronto Maple Leafs in August.
Okay, that sounds more boring, but better medically.Thanks to the commentor who pointed it out.
While the rest of the Marlies are in Hershey getting ready to play tonight, Johnson's stuck in limbo. We all hope he gets well soon.