Gone are the days of Scotty Bowman telling reporters a player has a leg injury when it's actually his shoulder or that a concussion is really a pulled groin.
A new directive from the NHL states:
"Clubs no longer are required to disclose the specific nature of player injuries. Clubs are, however, required to disclose that a player is expected to miss a game due to injury, or will not return to a game following an injury. Clubs are prohibited from providing untruthful information about the nature of a player injury or otherwise misrepresenting a player’s condition."
Next thing you know there won't be any fighting in the game...oh, wait a minute.
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