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Summit looks at cutting concussions

Updated: October 20, 2010, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- When in doubt, sit them out.

That mantra was repeated over and over this week during a two-day summit on hockey concussions at the Mayo Clinic, where more than 250 doctors, experts and hockey officials discussed ways to cut down on concussions, especially in youth hockey.

The conclusions? Change won't come easy and any steps will require changes in hockey culture, from pros all the way down to peewees. And better equipment may help a bit but it won't be enough.

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