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Gretzky Backs NHL Concussion Spotter Program

Gretzky Backs NHL Concussion Spotter Program

Wayne Gretzky applauded the use of centralized concussion spotters as part of the NHL's effort to better protect players.

"When I played, one of my kids asked me if I ever got a concussion; I can honestly tell you I don't even know," said Gretzky, who was representing the Edmonton Oilers as a partner and vice-chairman. "Because in those days they'd say, 'Take two aspirin tonight, tomorrow you're going to skate for an hour and we're going to sweat it out of you.' That's what we did."

Gretzky spoke Friday as league owners and its Board of Governors wrapped up two days of meetings. It was his first board meeting since leaving the Arizona Coyotes in...