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GMs won't propose ban on head shots

Updated: March 16, 2011, 1:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Eager to keep their game fast and physical, NHL general managers decided Tuesday against recommending major rule changes to curb concussions, opting to push for tighter enforcement of charging and boarding penalties instead.

The GMs also will stress the need for longer suspensions for illegal head hits, particularly for repeat offenders.

A rise in concussions this season, including two recent high-profile cases, put the issue at the top of the GMs' agenda at their ...

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