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NHL Icon Becomes The Next Player To Join The Neck Protection Movement

Published November 4, 2023 at 6:34 PM
BY TOM BANKS
The hockey world is still reeling from the tragic passing of Adam Johnson recently, and now, it appears the players are taking the player safety movement seriously.

A wave of players wearing protection



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After several Winnipeg Jets players led the way at practice by wearing the neck protection, the NHL has seen a wave of players do the same, to the point where an NHL mandate could be impending.



From Erik Karlsson to Rasmus Dahlin to T.J. Oshie, the improvement of player safety has plenty of support, and now, a future NHL Hall of Famer has joined the extensive movement.

A big time star



According to a report, Claude Giroux of the Ottawa Senators is going to be the next player to don the new and improved neck guard,

Claude Giroux said he will use the neck guard this evening. Wants to try it out. #Sens


Without the NHLPA, the NHL can't officially make a mandate anytime soon, but with more and more stars opting for it, plus what many believe to be an improved aesthetic for some players, it seems like it's only a matter of time now.

As Read on Hockey Patrol - Future Hall-Of-Famer Begins To Wear Neck Guard
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NHL Icon Becomes The Next Player To Join The Neck Protection Movement

Will the NHL mandate the neck protection by the end of this season?

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