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Is playing without a visor really worth the risk?

Updated: November 5, 2005, 10:24 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

Few would argue that, one day, eye protection will be mandatory for NHL players.

The only open questions, really, are how many players will be foolish enough to take the enormous risk of playing in the world's top league without a visor attached to their helmet until that day comes.

And how many will lose the gamble.

When Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin was felled by a puck to his left eye, an accident that left him sidelined for a month with a broken orbital bone, ...

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