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11-15-2011, 12:31 PM
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Primeau believes helmet device can cut down on concussions

TORONTO -- Keith Primeau is hoping a little green light can help lessen the debilitating effects of concussions that he knows far too well.

The former NHLer, whose career was cut short by post-concussion syndrome in 2006, is helping promote the Impact Indicator, a device with a small light that's worn as part of a chin strap and measures the impact of a blow.

A green light is normal. A dangerous hit and the light will flash red.

"Everything to this point has been subjective, we go to the sideline and ask our coach or trainer or parent whether they feel we've suffered through a possible concussive event," said Primeau. "With this, as a coach, it would enable me to remove a player from competition, to err on the side of caution, to see if in fact (a concussion) was the case."
If this isn't deserving of it's own thread feel free to move it. I don't know how well this wouldwork in professional leagues, but I think for 18 & under leagues, this is a great idea.

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