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“I love the contact part of hockey and football, and that introduces the risk of injury,” said Dr. Michael Stuart, a father of two NHL players and the vice chair of orthopedic surgery and the co-director of sports medicine center departments at the Mayo Clinic. “I don’t think I would enjoy watching flag football at the NFL level and I certainly would not enjoy no body checking at the NHL level.

“We just have to differentiate what is potentially dangerous and what is willful and what is accidental.”

—at NBC Sports

Read on for more on related issues to be addressed at the GM meetings.

For other previews of the GM meetings, here’s video from Scott Burnside at ESPN and some thoughts from Chris Stevenson via Slam! Sports.

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