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Help Is Available For Players

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will spend much of training camp reinforcing to players that there are resources available if they have problems with addiction or depression.

The offseason deaths of Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak also caused the parties to say they would examine each death and conduct an evaluation of existing programs and practices.

“I know they’re taking a beating right now, but they’ve had programs in place for years to help,” former Florida Panthers fighter Peter Worrell said. “I think a lot of it is the mentality that guys don’t want to take that leap, to make that phone call and say, ‘Look, I need help.’

“Hopefully now guys will say, ‘I don’t want this to be me.’”

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