NHL players are not allowed to wear sea lilies on their arms anymore, NHL says

By JOHN RICHARDSON | NEW YORK — NHL players were banned from wearing sea liles on their hands and arms in an effort to make their bodies more natural, league president Donald Fehr said Wednesday.

Fehr said he has spoken with league officials about wearing the sea lilia on his hands and feet, but the league hasn’t received a formal request.

He said players have worn them on their wrists for a few years, but it’s never been formalized.

Fehre said the league had talked to the NHL Players Association about wearing it on their forearms, but no formal request has been made.

The idea of wearing it was a result of feedback that was received from the public, Fehr told reporters.

The league is “trying to make it more natural,” he said.

“We’re not making any decisions at this point.”

The decision comes as the NHL prepares to unveil its 2018-19 season schedule in less than two weeks.