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Tweaked Rule 48 closer to passing

Updated: June 14, 2011, 1:00 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- A revamped head-shot rule came one step closer to fruition Monday after the NHL's competition committee approved the rule, pending a review of the language.

The committee -- a group of players, owners and general managers -- has agreed with the GMs' recommendations that would broaden the scope of Rule 48. The amended rule should be in place for next season, pending approval of the board of governors on June 21 in New York.

However, league executive Brendan Shanahan and NHLPA ...

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