A few days after NHL commissioner Gary Bettman came under renewed criticism over the hockey cartel’s position that there is “insufficient evidence” to link head injuries and degenerative brain disease, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog penned an open letter, saying it’s time to “stand up and speak up” about concussions. Landeskog, 23, recalls his own experience. The NHL is currently facing a class-action concussion lawsuit.
Rick Nash has announced his retirement from hockey after suffering a concussion last March.
Top Shelf Hockey, which represents the 34-year-old winger from Brampton, Ont., put out a statement to announce his decision on Friday. Continue reading