NHL Injuries put player insurance in question – 60 Players sidelined during 2011-12 Season!

More than 60 players have been sidelined so far in 2011-12 season

CBC Sports Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012 4:54 PM ET

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby is checked by a trainer during a game against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 1. Crosby remains sidelined with concussion-like symptoms after playing just eight games earlier this season. (Ann Heisenfelt/Reuters)

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Concussions and Suspensions List

With dozens of players sidelined with concussions this NHL season — including the game’s biggest star, Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby — concerns have been raised about the future of insuring players against concussions.

At this point in the 2011-12 season, more than 60 players have suffered a concussion and at least 830 man-games have been lost due to head injuries, according to statistics compiled by CBCSports.ca senior hockey writer Tim Wharnsby.

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