NHL Injuries Remain a Mystery

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The NHL changed its policy about disclosing injuries in 2008, decreeing that teams "no longer are required to disclose the specific nature of player injuries." Teams were required to announce if a player would miss a game because of an injury, and they were prohibited from providing "untruthful information" about the nature of an injury, but they wouldn't have to disclose the specifics that sports fans are used to. (Compare all that secrecy to the thoroughness of the typical NFL injury report, which are roughly the length of your average Robert Caro book.)

Teams, naturally, take full advantage of the leeway they're given by that language. But this isn't necessarily about a player's right to privacy. NHL teams don't want opponents to target...

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