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NHLPA approves of head shot rule

Updated: March 25, 2010, 6:07 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The NHL Players' Association gave its final blessing Thursday to a proposed head shot rule the NHL will immediately put into place for the remainder of the season.

The modified rule is designed to help curb blindside hits to the head with the threat of supplemental discipline.

NHL owners voted unanimously Tuesday to implement the expedited rule, but did so before getting the players' blessing, as per their rights in the current collective bargaining agreement. That set off ...

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