Found September 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
One of the many things the NHL is trying out this preseason is hybrid icing. It was agreed that they would give it a test in the exhibition games and then decide if it would go into effect for regular season. Right now it's still anyone's guess as to if the players will sign of on it or not. Remember it has to get approval not only from the teams/GMs but the players as well. When the NHL had the Board of Governors gathering this week Commissioner Gary Bettman said there was a "vast majority" of GMs in favor of hybrid icing which is understandable. GMs want to protect their players their "commodities" at all costs and nobody wants to see another incident similar to Joni Pitkanen's nasty injury. The players though still aren't quite as solid from the sounds of it. From The National Hockey League Players' Association has begun conducting a player survey on hybrid icing. The NHLPA's executive board is expected to review the result...

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