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Fighting’s effects pose tough questions

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The late Bob Probert (left) was found to have developed a degenerative brain condition associated with hits to the head, but the role his frequent fighting played in it is still unclear to researchers. (AP Photos)

By Stu Hackel

The finding reported in the The New York Times that Bob Probert had the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) raises highly important challenges for the NHL and its players. Some are new challenges, some are not, but they cannot be ignored and they could impact the character of the sport going forward.
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  • Published On Mar 03, 2011