Despres (head) has returned to Southern California after visiting specialists on the East Coast and remains without a timetable to return, the Orange County Register reports.

Despres exited last Thursday's contest with the upper-body ailment, and it sounds as though it could be a concussion. It's a bit concerning, as general manager Bob Murray suggested that it may be a recurrence of the issues he went through last season. Considering he's back home, it's safe to rule him out for Thursday's contest, and it's quite possible the blueliner will miss time beyond that.

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