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Bettman talks about finals, CBA situation, and concussions

May 30, 2012, 9:39 PM EDT

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman answered questions on a wide variety of issues over the course of a five-minute interview. You can check it out below:

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One point he made that I’d like to highlight is that the number of reported concussions went down “a little bit” this season. That might come as a surprise to some people because of all the big name players that missed significant periods of time due to head injuries. It can be easy to lose sight of the big picture when guys like Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, and Chris Pronger get sidelined.

Concussions are still a serious issue, but it’s encouraging to hear that some progress is being made.

  1. jimw81 - May 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    “Concussions went down a bit” are you serious? Ask how Chris pronger how he is feeling right now? I wouldn’t be surprise if the rash of concussions of players are suffering now will lead to lawsuits down the road.

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