Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/29/13

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is the face of the NHL and a household name that even non-hockey fans recognize. As someone who has also missed a lot of regular season and playoff games recovering from head injuries over the last few years, Crosby knows all about the dangers of concussions. During an interview with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas that will be shown on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network, the legendary sportscaster brought up the subject of concussions across all sports, and asked what Crosby’s “level of concern” is regarding this health issue. “You know what? I’m not that concerned to be honest,” said Crosby. “I think I’m probably more confident than ever that they’ll eventually find ways to help. Whether it’d be prevent them, or to treat them. I think the awareness is at an all-time high now for all sports. Even from young kids I think that they’re more aware of it now. The main thing is that people are educated…” The NHL has changed quite a bit over the last few seasons in regard to player safety, with several rule changes made to help eliminate the dangerous hits that lead to concussions. Unfortunately, the league has suspended seven players this year, including the preseason, for illegal hits to the head, and we haven’t even reached November yet. If the NHL is going to ever eliminate all, or most of the hits that cause concussions, the players have to respect their opponents far more than they are now. H/T to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy blog Photo of the Day Red Sox closer Koji Uehara jumps for joy after recording the final out of Monday’s Game 5. Boston took a 3-2 series lead with a 3-1 win. Tweet of the Day The Halloween spirit was alive and well in St. Louis before the Rams and Seahawks met for Monday Night Football. .@nflnetwork's @MichelleBeisner with @PeteCarroll pregame interview. Lord Vader was not taking interviews. http://t.co/UB1Oah5QYV— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 28, 2013 Video of the Day The new “Uncle Drew” commercial featuring Kyrie Irving has been released and it’s awesome. Filed under: Headlines, NESN Staff, NHL, Nick Goss

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