Thomas Hickey took a knee to the head in last night’s Seattle Thunderbirds game and had to be helped to the locker room. No specific diagnosis was given, but Hickey returned to the bench for the third period, even though he didn’t play. After the game, Seattle coach Rob Sumner told the Seattle Times, “Hickey was cleared and was OK to play, but given the score, we decided to hold him out. We got a lead and tried not to take our foot off the gas. They’re a very good team, and I’m sure they’ll come back hard.” Game 2 is tonight, and there’s no indication that Hickey won’t play, but we’ll see.