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Player Agent Says More Needs To Be Done To Protect Players From Concussions

from the CP at The Hockey News,

Agent Allan Walsh of Octagon Sports, who represents concussed league goal-scoring leader Milan Michalek, believes the issue has become an “epidemic” and called on the league to do more to address it.

“Clearly, the NHL is in the throes of a concussion epidemic,” Walsh said Thursday. “Only time will tell how severe the long-term health ramifications will be for concussed NHL players. With the economic incentive to make NHL hockey more exciting, the league worked diligently to increase the speed of the game. With increased speed necessarily comes increased collision.

“The results as it relates to player safety are self evident.”

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly scoffed at that suggestion.

“For people to suggest that the last seven to 10 days and the experience we’ve had and some of the names that are out should somehow materially alter our approach to this issue is ridiculous,” he said.

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