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NHL head shot ban gets clearer

Updated: June 21, 2011, 9:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NHL is targeting hits to the head again, broadening the landmark ban that is only one year old.

After outlawing only shots to the head that came from the blind side, the NHL board of governors approved a pair of rule changes on Tuesday that commissioner Gary Bettman hopes will decrease the number of concussions suffered by players.

Players will now face a minor penalty for any hit that involves primary contact to the head and shots that target an opponent's head and ...

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