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Blindside hit would draw 5-minute major

Updated: June 18, 2010, 8:23 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- The NHL's competition committee agreed Friday on a new head-shot rule for next season.

The committee, made up of players and GMs, met for four-plus hours at the NHL's Toronto office and ironed out the language for the new rule, which still needs approval from the NHLPA's executive board on Monday and from the board of governors on Thursday.

The new rule, which was first recommended at the GM meetings in March, would impose a five-minute penalty for a blindside hit to the ...

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