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Injuries In The NHL On The Rise: Heads Up!

By Eric Warren On November - 16 - 2009

I don't think poor Don Henderson (above) could get much prettier!

The subject of injuries to hockey players, specifically NHL players, has once again been thrust to the forefront.

With the focus primarily on the perceived  increase of " head-shots ", GMs, while meeting in Toronto this past week, agreed to em-panel a study group of managers  to research  the phenomenon. The group will report to the league’s General Manager meeting in February in Boca Raton.

“I do think there’s a sense that when there is a shot to the head to a player who is vulnerable or unsuspecting, there is something that could and perhaps should be addressed,” said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

 In researching this topic, I have found that while information is out there to be had, it is typically difficult to obtain with out joining dozens of medical groups, Dr's associations, and so on and so forth.

What follows, will be both very informative, and very opinionated, but there are a lot of very interesting 'angles' to acknowledge, so please, bear with me.

One of the most intriguing stats that I uncovered, is that, d...

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