Mark Stuart’s Father Leads Preventive Movement Against Concussions in Hockey

Mark Stuart's Father Leads Preventive Movement Against Concussions in Hockey As the Bruins have seen in the all-too-recent past, concussions have become increasingly common in the NHL.

Leading the movement in preventing concussions is Mark Stuart's father, Dr. Michael Stuart, of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Dr. Stuart recently spoke at a Concussion Summit to discuss issues related with the injury. Also speaking at the summit was Marc Savard's doctor, Dr. Robert Cantu.

During his interview on The Big Bad Bruins Show, Mark Stuart discussed his father's work in the field of concussion research, and is clearly impressed with the efforts he has put toward studying the complicated injury.

The Bruins' defenseman understands, however, that the physical side of hockey will never go away. Even dangerous hits are sometimes hard to avoid in the fast-paced action out on the ice.

To hear more from Stuart and his father's research, check out the video below. The Bruins' blueliner also discusses his transition from college to professional hockey in the interview segment. Be sure to tune into the full episode of The Big Bad Bruins Show on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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