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Devils in the Details - 12/8/17: CTE Research Edition

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Ben Lovejoy is the first active NHL player to pledge to donate his brain to CTE research. Lovejoy plans to donate his brain upon his passing to the Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation. [The Record] [NJ.com]

Hockey Links

Well, that didn’t take long: The NHL has invited a prospective Seattle ownership group to submit an application to become the league’s 32nd franchise. The NHL has set the expansion fee at $650 million for entrance in the 2020-21 season. [TSN]

More on Seattle:

The NHL has announced that a controlling interest in the Carolina Hurricanes will be sold and that the team will be staying in Raleigh, North Carolina. [NHL]

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo is expected to be out for awhile after suffering a lower-body injury on Monday. [TSN]

Capitals head coach with a little shade for Kevin Shattenkirk:

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