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NHL board of governors approves head shot rule

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TORONTO (AP) -The NHL is one step closer to a new rule on blindside hits to the head.

The league's board of governors has unanimously approved the proposed penalty that would ban hits to the head against on an unsuspecting player.

According to a statement released by the NHL, the timing and details of implementation are being worked on by the league's hockey operations department and the players' Association. General managers first proposed the rule earlier this month.

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