Coyotes' Stepan in concussion protocol following high hit from Oleksiak
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Arizona Coyotes forward Derek Stepan entered the concussion protocol after Sunday's game against the Dallas Stars following a high hit from Jamie Oleksiak, head coach Rick Tocchet said postgame, according to The Athletic's Craig Morgan.

Oleksiak was initially handed a five-minute major on the play, but it was reduced to a two-minute minor upon further review.

The review process is new, and it was instituted this season after Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin was wrongfully given a five-minute major in the playoffs against the Sharks, sparking San Jose's unforgettable comeback in Game 7 last spring.

The Stars scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Coyotes 4-2 on Sunday.

Stepan has struggled offensively this season while recording just 12 points in 41 games.

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Coyotes' Stepan in concussion protocol following high hit from Oleksiak
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