TORONTO (AP) -The NHL is getting closer to making a recommendation about how to reduce hits to the head.
The league's 30 GMs and their assistants wrapped up meetings with a discussion of the issue Wednesday and decided to formulate a small committee to take a closer look at it before they get together again in March.
At that time, the group could make a recommendation to the competition committee about a possible rule change. The GMs have discussed headshots in the past, but there was a change in the tone of conversation this time.
The issue has been pushed to the forefront because of a few notable checks this season, including Mike Richards on David Booth and Willie Mitchell on Jonathan Toews.