ATLANTA -- Sabres right wing Jason Pominville, who has missed seven games with a concussion, is scheduled to take another neuro-psych test today. He failed a portion of his previous exam, which made him ineligible to play Tuesday against Philadelphia. Players take the test when they are healthy (in Pominville’s case, he took it as a rookie), and they must match that baseline in order to be cleared from a concussion.
"It’s one of those that, even without having this concussion, it’s a pretty tough test," Pominville said. "You’ve got to remember different shapes, different words. It’s all memory stuff. They show you a sheet for maybe 10 seconds, and you’ve got to remember as many things as you can that are on the sheet and draw it exactly the same way.
"It’s stuff that’s pretty interesting, but at the same time if you have a bad day you might not pass it. If the first time you did it you had a great day, it might be tough to get back to that level."