Blumenthal Blasts NHL Over Brain Injuries

August 15, 2016
Roll Call

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is blasting longtime NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman over the league's apparent discounting of a link between hockey and brain injuries.

The Connecticut Democrat first reached out to the commissioner in June, asking Bettman nine questions about head injuries in the sport, including the process for diagnosing and treating concussions. Bettman responded with a 24-page letter that outlined the NHL's programs, but also cautioned against "fear mongering."

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