NHL Notes: League discusses mandatory visors

NHL Notes: League discusses mandatory visors
March 20, 2013, 8:30 pm
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The league and Players' Association called for mandatory visors. (USA Today Images)

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NHL discusses mandatory visors
TORONTO -- NHL general managers discussed reducing the size of goalie equipment and increasing video review Wednesday, and the league and NHL Players' Association expressed a desire to grandfather in mandatory visors. (See story).

"Every little piece of goaltender equipment is now a project for a goalie to get bigger," said Colin Campbell, the NHL's vice president of hockey operations.

Campbell said the instructions to Kay Whitmore, the NHL's goalie expert, are "Do what you have to do within reason to make sure they're still protected to reduce the stopping area."

Current rules allow goalie pads to go 55 percent of the way between your knee and your pelvis.

Sabres' Vanek listed as day to day
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Thomas Vanek has missed practice because of a hip injury, and it's uncertain if he'll play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. (See story).

Interim coach Ron Rolston listed Vanek as day to day on Wednesday, a day after the player was hurt in a 3-2 overtime win at Montreal. Vanek did not return after being struck by a shot taken by teammate Christian Ehrhoff midway through the second period.

'Canes defenseman Justin Faulk out 2-4 weeks
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes say defenseman Justin Faulk will miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained knee ligament. (See story).

The team disclosed Faulk's diagnosis Wednesday and said the second-year defenseman will not need surgery.

He was hurt midway through the second period of Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers. He suffered a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee when he collided with Jack Skille behind the net.

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