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Connor McDavid injury reignites debate over fighting

11/12/2014 11:19 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 05:59 EST
The hockey community seems divided in its opinions on the injury to top NHL prospect Connor McDavid.

The Erie Otters star injured his hand while fighting in a game Tuesday night, sparking the debate about the role of fighting in hockey and whether star players should be fighting at all. 

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The reaction from pundits and fans is mixed, but is generally divided into two camps. 

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The argument about the role of fighting in hockey is certainly not new, and incidents like this refuel what some consider a tired debate. 

McDavid has been off to a great start this season in the CHL, with 16 goals and 51 points in 18 games. 

The question that still remains is whether the 17-year-old will be available for the upcoming World Junior Championship, which begins Dec. 26. 

Team Canada's camp takes place Dec. 11-15 in Toronto. 

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McDavid will see a specialist today about a small bone in his hand, as initial X-rays were not definitive.

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