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NHL organization kicks off a much-needed neck guard equipment change


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October 29, 2023  (8:25 PM)
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The tragic passing of former Pittsburgh Penguin Adam Johnson in the EIHL on Saturday night has sent shockwaves through the hockey world and raised new safety concerns for the NHL.

The National Hockey League family mourns the passing of former Pittsburgh Penguin Adam Johnson. Our prayers and deepest condolences go to his family, friends, and teammates. https://media.nhl.com/public/news/17376

The NHL has witnessed an alarming increase in injuries resulting from skate-related incidents. Evander Kane's wrist suffered a laceration from a skate last season, underscoring the rising risk.
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Adam Johnson's tragic loss compels NHL teams to confront a stark reality: the need to protect their players from the risk of neck injuries.
A number of
@AHLBruins
players took to the ice wearing neck guards on Sunday.

This decision followed the heartbreaking incident in an EIHL game that claimed the life of former NHL player Adam Johnson.

In response to these safety concerns, it is reported that the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) is actively working towards establishing standard equipment requirements for players in the upcoming contract, if such measures aren't already in place. The goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of all players on the ice.
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NHL organization kicks off a much-needed neck guard equipment change

Should the NHL implement a mandatory neck guard policy for their players?

Yes11975.3 %
No3924.7 %
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