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Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell suffered vestibular issue that lapsed into season, per report

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Todd Diamond, Bickell's agent, says his client did not suffer an ocular issue or vertigo.

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell's agent, Todd Diamond, confirmed his client suffered from vestibular issues in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final that lapsed into the season, reports Brian Hedger of NHL.com.

Following the Hawks winning their third Stanley Cup, the winger told reporters he had dealt with vertigo. Then in January his agent stated he had an ocular issue.

Bickell, 29, has no goals and two assists in 23 games this season. The Hawks assigned Bickell to AHL Rockford in mid-January and saved $950,000 of his $4 million salary cap by doing so. Bickell is hoping he never sees Rockford again. He told Hedger he hopes to be traded and still feels he's an NHL-caliber power forward and wants a fresh start.

Here's a video of Bickell talking about head injuries.