Top hockey minds converge to discuss safety

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ST. PAUL - Some of the top hockey minds in the country come together Thursday to discuss how to make the game more safe, while staying true to the game.

The Herb Brooks Hockey Player Safety Summit is being held at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

A number of people are set to attend, including Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Gophers head coach Don Lucia and a representative from the NHL.

Mike Jablonski, father of Jack Jablonski is also expected to be there. Summit officials say the recent injury to Jack Jablonski and Jenna Privette were a big reason for organizing the Player Safety Summit. Jablonski was paralyzed after a hit back in December while playing for Benilde-St. Margeret. Privette is a senior at St. Croix Lutheran High School and suffered an injury after being checked from behind.

Also at the St. Paul RiverCentre, the 23rd Annual Let's Play Hockey Expo is being set up. It opens Friday and features booths with all the latest hockey gear, camps and more. Last year over 40,000 people attended.

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