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Road to the Stanley Cup is getting hairier thanks to video game developer @NHL

TORONTO - EA Sports' "NHL 16" video game is getting hairier.

The video game developer has announced that the next version of the made-in-Canada title will feature playoff beards.

"One of the oldest and most iconic traditions in hockey has arrived," EA Sports said on its website. "With accurate representations of beard patterns, length, thickness, and growth rates for individual players, the road to the Stanley Cup just got hairier."

The new version of the game, developed in Burnaby, B.C., is due out in September for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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