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Bettman worried about player safety and injury

Updated: March 26, 2007, 10:55 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says fighting is part of hockey and believes some people have been "running off a little too fast on this topic."

"My view on fighting hasn't changed," Bettman told The Canadian Press on Monday. "We've never taken active steps or considered eliminating fighting from the game.

"I've always taken the view that it's a part of the game and it rises and lowers based on what the game dictates."

"I think fighting has always ...

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