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Board Of Governors Approves Hit To Head Rule

Tuesday, 03.23.2010 / 9:30 PM CT / News
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Board Of Governors Approves Hit To Head Rule
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The National Hockey League's Board of Governors tonight unanimously approved a rule prohibiting "a lateral, back-pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact."

The timing and details of implementation are being worked on by the NHL's Hockey Operations Department in conjunction with representatives of the National Hockey League Players' Association.