Are head injuries a big concern for the NHL? Tue, November 18, 2008
RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA
Calgary Flames defenceman Cory Sarich appreciates the heads-up from the league but would like a little clarification.
Head shots are a hot-button topic around the NHL these days, and the league's senior vice-president and director of hockey operations, Colin Campbell, fired off a memo to all teams saying enough is enough.
"We cannot and will not tolerate blows to the head that are deliberate, avoidable and illegal" is a key line to the letter for all the league's players.
Sarich, who has thrown his share of hard checks over his career, understands what the league means by deliberate and illegal.
As for what's avoidable, that's a pretty big grey area.
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