Ex-NHL tough guy Odjick sick, confused after years of fights

Gino Odjick of the Montreal Canadiens scraps with Ottawa Senators defenceman Wade Redden January 6,...

Gino Odjick of the Montreal Canadiens scraps with Ottawa Senators defenceman Wade Redden January 6, 2001 at the Corel Centre. (QMI Agency file photo)

MARC DE FOY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:11 PM ET

MONTREAL - Gino Odjick needs help in a difficult time.

Last week, the 43-year-old former NHL enforcer buried his father, and this past weekend he was admitted to hospital for problems linked to concussions during his 12-year career.

Odjick showed worrisome signs of post-concussion syndrome on the weekend and was checked into the psychiatric wing of Pierre-Janet hospital in Gatineau, Que., across the river from Ottawa.

He was very agitated when he was transferred to Gatineau from the Kitigan-Zibi Algonquin community, where he grew up, about 90 minutes north of the nation’s capital.


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