Sports Devils’ Ben Lovejoy pledges brain for concussion research

02:05  08 december  2017
02:05  08 december  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

Devils acquire Sami Vatanen from Ducks in 3-player deal

  Devils acquire Sami Vatanen from Ducks in 3-player deal The New Jersey Devils have acquired defenceman Sami Vatanen from the Anaheim Ducks for forwards Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi. The teams also exchanged draft picks. New Jersey gets a conditional 2019 or 2020 third-round pick along with Vatanen. The Devils also sent a 2018 third-round pick to Anaheim.

BOSTON (AP) — New Jersey Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says Lovejoy is the first active NHL player to make such a pledge .

BOSTON — New Jersey Devils defenceman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says Lovejoy is the first active NHL player to make such a pledge .

image: <span style=New Jersey Devils defenceman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury." src="/upload/images/real/2017/12/08/image-span-style-font-size-13px-new-jersey-devils-defenceman-ben-lovejoy-says-he-will-donate-his-bra_228561_.img" /> © image New Jersey Devils defenceman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury.

BOSTON — New Jersey Devils defenceman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury.

The Concussion Legacy Foundation says Lovejoy is the first active NHL player to make such a pledge.

More than 2,500 retired athletes and military veterans have pledged their brains to the foundation. Doctors examine the brains for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative condition that can cause depression, violent mood swings, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems.

Lovejoy says he’s played hockey for most of his life, including 10 seasons in the NHL. He says he wants to give back to the sport by making it safer. He says he’s had relatively little brain trauma in his career but has seen the effects concussions have had on teammates.

Heat is on Oilers GM after controversial trades .
At some point, the fans in Edmonton will get over Taylor Hall? Ditto Montreal will get over P.K. Subban right?The two stars appear to be over them.Hall said as much a couple of weeks ago when his -- and I mean HIS -- New Jersey Devils came through Toronto.This is not to say Hall or Subban don't still love their original NHL cities. But they have moved on, in both cases, to bigger and brighter. Hall's Devils are riding high in the standings, a team with a decent core that got an infusion of young, speedy talent.The Maple Leafs take on the Oilers tonight, a team still kind of looking for its identity and maybe just starting to get its act together.

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