Head injuries in professional sports are no joking matter. In contact sports such as football or hockey they are at times simply an inevitable part of the game.
My oldest son having played both football and hockey at the scholastic level not too long ago, head injuries were once a major concern for us. To this day I often ponder if academic sports take this issue￼ serious enough. He suffered at least one documented concussion playing HS football and possibly one other that we know of while playing travel youth hockey at the bantam level.
Parents of all young athletes should try to keep up on this topic as much as possible without becoming completely neurotic about it. Take equipment purchases seriously and never undercut helmet expenses. The technology has greatly improved in the past decade and the potential danger of head trauma can never be taken too lightly.
The Stars are one my favorite pro teams and this is good news to anyone who follows the team or the sport in general.