Nhl passes head shot rule

The NHL has passed a rule which will be in effect starting tonight banning head shots. If a blindside hit to the head occurs the player can now be disciplined for his actions. Here is a statement from Gary Bettman:

“We believe this is the right thing to do for the game and for the safety of our players. The elimination of these types of hits should significantly reduce the number of injuries, including concussions, without adversely affecting the level of physicality in the game.”


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