If there's any possible good to come of her son's misfortune, it will be that Taylor Hall's teammates and his NHL peers will wear their helmets before they skate out for their next pre-game warm-up.

Hall will definitely be wearing his when he suits up for the Edmonton Oilers.

"We've had that discussion. Yes, he will be wearing his helmet," said Hall's mother, Kim Strba, from the family home in Kingston, Ont.