The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to make visors mandatory -- with a grandfather clause -- beginning next season, according to the league.
The NHL's competition committee voted Tuesday to grandfather in visors for every new player entering the league in 2013-14 and beyond. Players with more than 25 career NHL games will also be allowed to play without a visor.
The committee also approved :
- Experimenting with shallower nets -- inviting more area behind the net for playmaking and wraparounds -- and hybrid icing during the preseason
- Eliminating the attainable pass
- Making high-sticking double-minor penalties subject to review next season
All of the above must now go to the board of governors and the NHLPA executive board for final approvals.