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Rick Westhead

Senior Correspondent — The Sports Network (TSN)

Correspondent with The Sports Network, former Toronto Star foreign correspondent, and contributor to The New York Times 🇨🇦

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Canadiens' chief surgeon David Mulder wants NHL to pledge money to brain injury research. He has no regrets about going public with his criticism of the NHL. "I am so disappointed we have heard nothing and this has got caught in NHL bureaucracy."  https://twitter.com/TSNHockey/status/955808055677083648 
This also dispels suggestion NHL isn’t investing in brain injury research because of the concussion lawsuit. League spurned research requests years before lawsuit began.
The co-chair of the NHL’s concussion working group has repeatedly asked the NHL to study the health of retired players. He’s raised issue in at least 2008, 2009, 2012. https://t.co/GjSKCayidu
The ask: $31M for brain injury research. In the year since then, crickets.  https://twitter.com/TSNHockey/status/955550102499790848 
RT @TSN_Sports: From @rwesthead: Eric Lindros and #Habs chief surgeon Dr. David Mulder say the #NHL has been silent on concussion p… https://t.co/K6dsCgS5e7
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