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NHL GMs keep trapezoid, will discuss headshots @NHL

TORONTO (AP) -NHL general managers are keeping those trapezoids behind the nets, and will discuss a potential new rule aimed at reducing hits to the head.

On the first day of the GMs meeting Tuesday, the group decided to stick with the trapezoid rule that limits where goalies can play the puck. The possibility of eliminating it was discussed, but didn't gain much momentum. The trapezoid rule was introduced as part of a package of changes coming out of the NHL lockout in 2005.

One discussion that is sure to take much longer is headshots, which will be examined at length on Wednesday. It's the current hot-button issue around the league, and there are a variety of opinions about what could be done to curb blows to the head.

While some GMs favor the status quo, others want a change.

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