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NHL investigating injury incident involving Coyotes defenceman

Published December 15, 2023 at 12:12
Moments ago, NHL insider Frank Seravalli broke a rather strange report - the NHL and the Players' Association are conducting an investigation into circumstances around an injury of Coyotes defenceman Jusso Valimaki.

According to Seravalli's report, there was a significant gap in care from the time of which Valimaki left the ice with a facial laceration, and the time of which he got treatment. For several hours, Valimaki was left without care at a Dallas hospital, which led to his condition worsening.

It sounds like a bizarre and brutal mistake from some of the medical trainers with the Coyotes, or potentially the Dallas hospital itself. Hopefully, the results of this investigation will be publicized, and more knowledgeable of this incident is made public. It's abhorrent that in the presence of great medical staffs that follow the NHL, Valimaki was left untreated for that significantly amount of time.

Another thing that's clearly apparent, the NHLPA under the new leadership of Marty Walsh is taking a step to become more present in advocating for players' rights in certain cases. Between this, appealing several recent suspensions, and Corey Perry's contract grievance, the NHLPA is finally beginning to operate as it should.
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NHL investigating injury incident involving Coyotes defenceman

Who is at fault here?

Coyotes medical team11123.7 %
Dallas hospital6513.9 %
We don't know enough yet29362.5 %
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