Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tallinder looking after his own neck

Over the past few games Henrik Tallinder has been wearing a neck guard to further protect himself. I can't find a picture right now, but it appears as if is something relatively small that is built into his underarmour than as a separate piece of equipment. Such things are a required in most european leagues (where Tallinder is from) and are considered to be rather effective.

However most NHL players don't use them, and considering the rareness of neck injuries in the league most feel perfectly safe not wearing them. However after seeing Zednik's neck get split open in a game a few weeks ago, Tallinder probably decided that a little extra protection would probably be a good thing. Hopefully he stays healthy, because the Sabres need him more than ever on the blue line.

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