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Photo: Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov saw his game go to another level in the 2015-16 season as he posted 20 goals and 77 points in 82 games for the Capitals (courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)
</p>When it comes to the sport of ice hockey, there is hardly an athlete in the professional game who has survived a career free of serious injury. Amongst the most common, sometimes even career-threatening, injuries are those to shoulders and ACL tears.
If not diagnosed and handled properly, they can end a career. In many cases, even successful surgery and a thorough rehab just aren’t enough to keep the injury from reoccurring again at a later date due to the nature of the sport.… read more