Bettman 5 step plan against concussions
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03-15-2011, 12:20 PM
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What other things from headshots lead to concussions?...
From the TSN article...
According to the league, 26 percent of concussions this season have been caused by 'accidental' collisions, while 44 percent occurred from what the NHL considers a 'legal' hit. Eight percent of concussions are caused due to fighting while 17 percent fall under the heading of an 'illegal' hit.
"My position is there should be no head hits," said Penguins GM Ray Shero. "That's the position of the Penguins, that's mine, and I brought it up today in our group."
The hits described add up to 95 percent. The league left five percent as "reason not available" since it could not locate video of every hit.
The good news is that only 17 percent of all man-games lost this season are due to concussions. That number is down from 44 percent last season.
Those are the NHL's numbers so take them as you will.
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