NHL Makes Rule Changes on Handling the Puck, Faceoffs

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NHL Makes Rule Changes on Handling the Puck, Faceoffs
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With the dawn of every new season, it’s not unusual for the NHL to add new rules and clarify enforcement guidelines for various infractions. In addition to updating details on interference, holding, hooking, slashing, faceoff interference, diving/embellishment and what is considered an “attainable pass” to negate an icing call, the league has instituted two rules regarding players’ ability to handle the puck.

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