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Hybrid icing will be on the table

Updated: October 4, 2011, 11:41 AM ET
By Craig Custance

The debate has been raging since the weekend, when 23-year-old defenseman Taylor Fedun went crashing into the boards in a mixup with Eric Nystrom following a race to the puck. Fedun fractured his fibula, like Kurtis Foster did in 2008, because of the NHL's icing rule.

The play was another reminder that head shots aren't the only dangerous play in the NHL, and it rightly raised calls for implementation of hybrid icing.

It's not just the fans and media. According to one NHL GM, changing the icing rule will be on the agenda at the November GM's meeting. "I guarantee it," he said.

The problem is, a guaranteed spot on the agenda doesn't guarantee change.

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