Hockey is a fast and physical game and for many; that is part of the allure of the sport. But while big hits and fights can be exciting, no one wants to see a player get injured.
Recently there has been an influx in injuries, some that cannot be prevented and happen within the flow of the game. However, there are other injuries in which the NHL can prevent by putting certain measures in place.
The NHL so far has done a good job in limiting the amount of injuries in the game, but confusion and gray areas remain.
With the recent injuries, Colin Campbell has a tough job to do and important decisions to make. The NHL needs to make a few changes to make sure that no matter what, safety comes first.
Whatever the injury, it's tough to watch when they occur. Injuries remind us that in the end, it is just a game and these men have families, friends. They are fathers, husbands, sons, brothers.
We look at five injuries that we hope to never see again.