NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday that there was not enough data yet to draw conclusions about the link between concussions and a degenerative brain ailment that has been found in four dead hockey players.
Former NHL player Reggie Fleming, who died in July, had brain damage due to repeated head trauma, linking hockey for the first time to a condition usually found in boxers, the New York Times reported Friday.
Flyers captain Keith Primeau worked out again Monday and hopes to return to Philadelphia's lineup before the end of the regular season. Also, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Jeremy Roenick's angiogram showed no brain damage or aneurysms.
In ESPN The Magazine's 15 anniversary issue, Mag 15, David Fleming writes about Eric Lindros, who unintentionally became the poster boy for the concussion crisis when he challenged hockey's play-though-it culture.