Teams to withhold injury info
I believe this has come up already this week, but here's the press release from the NHL today:
At their June meeting, the National Hockey League's 30 Club General Managers voted to modify the policy pertaining to the disclosure of player injury information. The new policy, which takes effect immediately:That's actually the entire release.
Clubs no longer are required to disclose the specific nature of player injuries. Clubs are, however, required to disclose that a player is expected to miss a game due to injury, or will not return to a game following an injury. Clubs are prohibited from providing untruthful information about the nature of a player injury or otherwise misrepresenting a player’s condition.
It's unfortunate really, that this is the direction they're going, but I find it hard to believe the injury information won't, in almost every case, leak to the press.
(Teams, for example, don't disclose player contracts at the moment, yet the info is easily available from numerous online sources.)
Be prepared for a whole bunch of upper- and lower-body descriptions.