The NHL is considering a plan to hire a civil engineer to help it improve its hockey teams and players’ health and fitness, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The league is not commenting on the plans, but the sources said it’s one of the options it is considering.
The NHL is currently operating under a contract with a private consulting firm, which is not part of the NHL, to conduct a study on the health and safety of its players, coaches and managers.
The report is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The report will look at how to improve player health and performance and how to protect against injury and disease, and what the league could do to ensure that its players and staff are not at risk.
It is believed that the report will focus on the NHL’s performance in the Olympics, and not the Sochi Games, which have been plagued by concussions, and will look into ways to make sure players are not exposed to any risk during the Olympics.
The sources did not identify which NHL clubs or players would be selected as subjects of the study, but it would be an opportunity for the league to make an effort to attract better-educated and younger players.
It would also allow the league, which has been criticized for not having an experienced civil engineering director, to get more young talent into the ranks of the best.
The study would also examine the use of the sport’s equipment and facilities, and would examine the possibility of expanding its physical activity program, sources said.
The goal of the research is to find ways to improve players’ fitness, and whether or not that could be achieved through physical training.
It is not a new idea, with many sports around the world using sports science, biomechanics and other disciplines in their design and development.
The hockey world has had a difficult year.
The Edmonton Oilers’ Jack Eichel suffered a fractured ankle, a concussion and several other concussions as he played for the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the playoffs.
Eichel has since returned to the NHL and is expected in the lineup for the first time since November.
He has already become a hero in the eyes of the league and the fans.
Eiche is the most decorated player to ever wear a Sabres sweater.
He scored a career-high 33 goals and finished fifth in voting for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the player who best exemplifies the best attributes of the game.
He had a concussion last season, and returned to play only for a short period in the season finale against the Detroit Red Wings, then suffered a broken right leg in the final minute of the second round against the New York Islanders.
He has not played since.