Bettman: Players learning how to hit

Updated: December 10, 2013, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says he believes players are learning how to hit and check without violating the league's new safety rules.

Bettman spoke Tuesday after vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan gave his address on the final day of the board of governors meeting.

Shanahan handed out a two-game suspension earlier in the day to Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller of the Boston Bruins.

Shanahan gave ...

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