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11/12/2014 11:19 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 05:59 EST

Connor McDavid injury reignites debate over fighting

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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