After years of discussion, it looks like the NHL is ready to adopt a hybrid icing rule:
Oklahoma City Barons defenceman Taylor Fedun, who broke his leg on an icing race against the Wild in Minnesota in September 2011 and missed an entire season, certainly wants the hybrid icing rule that the AHL is trying out.
A linesman can now whistle icing if a blue-liner is ahead of a charging forward at the faceoff dots.
The league will vote on whether to keep it a permanent fixture on Nov. 19. It’ll likely stay in. The experiment is for the NHL’s benefit to determine if they’ll go that route as well.
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