Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/24/06 at 11:38 AM ET
Considering how scary it looked when Nikita Alexeev took a stick blade to his right eye Friday in Detroit, the outcome could not have been much better. The Lightning right wing has an abrasion of the cornea, general manager Jay Feaster said Saturday, and is expected to be out just seven to 10 days. "It is not believed to be serious," Feaster said.... It is about time the use of visors became mandatory, Feaster said, and the NHL and players association should have made it part of the new collective bargaining agreement. "Every guy in the NHL should be wearing one," Feaster said. "I think it is a serious omission in this collective bargaining agreement. It seems to me this was the perfect opportunity as a league to say that players coming into the league, starting with the new CBA, will have to wear them."read on
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