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03-04-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sandysan View Post
rule 9.6 says in response to injury and the opposition can contest whether a player should be allowed to wear a cage by protesting to Bettman. I dont know if anyone has ever done this, however.
It is in response to an injury though. Granted Emelin's case is in a bit of a grey area but at the end of the day if a doctor tells the NHL that he should wear a cage and then the NHL forbids it and Emelin does lose sight in his eye he would have a great case to sue. I think the NHL would want to avoid it and just let him wear a cage. It's not like the cage provides an unfair advantage.

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