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Watch as Sidney Crosby crashes head first into the boards.  Crosby has been battling concussion issues as recent as last week.  Should he have been pulled from the game?

Press Statement by Bill Daly NHL Deputy Commissioner:

“Depending on the mechanism of injury, ‘slow to get up’ does not trigger mandatory removal,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told USA Today. “The protocol has to be interpreted literally to mandate a removal. ‘Ice’ as compared to ‘boards’ is in there for a reason. It’s the result of a study on our actual experiences over a number of years. ‘Ice’ has been found to be a predictor of concussions — ‘boards’ has not been.”


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