HARTFORD Conn. (WTNH) — United States Senator Richard Blumenthal is urging the National Hockey league to fund concussion research today.
Senator Blumenthal’s actions follow what he calls the league’s disregard for the health and safety of it’s players. The commissioner of the NHL last month denied scientific that suggests a link between concussions and brain diseases like Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. A devastating disease that has been linked to the deaths of six former NHL players.
Blumenthal will be joined by former Yale Hockey player Paige Decker whose career and life were sidelined by the long-term effects of a severe concussion.
This starts at 11a.m. outside the XL Center main entrance on Trumbull Street in Hartford.