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Giving Shot-Blocking Injuries The Boot

from Kevin Dupont of the Boston Globe:

Shot-blocking is not without risk. The league has been dotted this season with some significant injuries, most often to the feet, that were the result of blocked shots.

Tony Priolo, owner of Sportmask, the Toronto-based company that produces the protective headgear for Boston goalies Tim Thomas and Hannu Toivonen, figures he may have part of the answer. He’ll journey today to Buffalo, where he’ll hand his latest innovation to Bruins defenseman Andrew Alberts and Don Del Negro, now in his 14th season as the club’s trainer. Alberts is already wearing extra external protection on the insteps of both skates that he believes has significantly minimized his risk of injury.?”

continued...Priolo’s highly respected in the goaltending equipment industry for his high-end masks and customer service.  I’d bet a toe that he’ll succeed.


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