For the second year in a row, Jochen Hecht found himself sitting on the sidelines as the 2011-12 season came to an end after playing in just 22 games. And once again, a concussion was to blame. This was his third concussion in less than a year, and it was starting to look like this one was serious enough to end his NHL career after 14 seasons. But just as time can heal all wounds, it also took care of Hecht's symptoms. So when the lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season finally got underway on January 20 at First Niagara Center, the 35-year-old Hecht was in the starting lineup when the Sabres defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 in their season opener.
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