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11-16-2010, 08:55 AM
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I know the largest concern in hockey related concussions is for players, but I was wondering if anyone knows of anything being done for goaltenders? I had 5 concussions in my goaltending career; 1 from a fight, 2 from slap shots, and 2 from being run into the net and having my head hit the crossbar and post.

The fighting one was my own fault granted, but being run into the back of the net knocked me out both times and there isn't a lot of protection on the back of the helmet.

I am 27 now and starting to feel the long term effects; memory loss, emotional instability, headaches, sleepless nights, etc. Scary stuff really. I am hoping that goalie masks could be looked at to increase protection.

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