Report: NHL, players support use of smaller goaltender equipment

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports

NHL forwards and defensemen could be set to get a better look at the net.

In an effort to increase scoring around the NHL, goalie equipment could be streamlined in time for next season, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

"Kay Whitmore (NHL's goaltending supervisor) made a presentation to the general managers in Toronto, and really they're targeting the shoulder pads and the pants," Dreger continued on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading" on TSN. "They'd like to streamline them. You talk about arms being round, yet the goalies are protected by square equipment."

Based on recent developments in carbon fiber and Kevlar, Dreger adds, league sources suggest there's no concern that goalies will face increased risk of injury with the use of smaller equipment.

Rough prototypes of the streamlined equipment are expected to be available by January.

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