Apr 11, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT
A group of retired National Hockey Players, including Ryan VandenBussche, took part in a brain study at Toronto’s Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, as per an article in the Globe and Mail.
“Today, we’re learning a lot more about the effects of head trauma in later years, and I’m in the Baycrest study because I want to stay on top of the knowledge that is coming out,” VandenBussche told the Globe and Mail.
“I want to help myself, and if I can provide information that others in the future can use to learn, I really want to do that.”
VandenBussche entered the NHL during the 1996-97 season and was known more as an enforcer, with 702 penalty minutes in 310 games in the league.
Studies into concussions continue to expose the long-term and potentially devastating effects of head trauma.
In September of 2010, after he had passed away, Bob Probert’s brain was donated to Sports Legacy Institute.
The study showed Probert had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease.
- Happy now? Kessel dropped 13 lbs. this summer 11
- Rich Peverley retires from NHL, joins Stars’ front office 9
- Update: Multiple witnesses reportedly subpoenaed in Patrick Kane rape investigation 35
- Jonathan Toews talks about the Patrick Kane situation 28
- Voynov detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 26
- Ex-‘Hawks goalie Raanta tees off on former club 31
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls 119
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? 82
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 22
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls (119)
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? (82)
- Report: Hawks’ Kane has not been asked to waive his no-move clause (49)
- Lucic jokes about running through Rask ‘like I did (to) another goalie’ (43)
- It’s Chicago Blackhawks day at PHT (41)