NHLPA approves new rule in hopes of preventing injuries

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TORONTO — Hybrid icing will be in effect for the start of the NHL regular season after it was approved by the players.

The NHLPA gave the go-ahead for the rule change that makes icing a race to an imaginary line across the faceoff dots instead of the puck. The change was given a trial run during the preseason.

The goal is to prevent serious injuries, such as the one that sidelined Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen for the entire season.

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