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Reviewing The Rules & Penalties

from the CP via the Globe and Mail,

Changes to several NHL rules that go into effect for the new season fit right in with the league’s ongoing crackdown on interference and obstruction.

Penalty shots can now be awarded when a player with the puck is hauled down from the centre line on in rather than from the opposition’s blue-line as previously was the case.

The interference rule has been altered to allow for a major penalty and a game misconduct when an injury results.

The changes are beneficial for on-ice officials, says director of officiating Stephen Walkom.

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