Researcher Says NHL Trying To Discredit Concussion Work

By Zachary Zagger (March 2, 2017, 5:02 PM EST) -- Boston University CTE Center researcher Dr. Ann McKee told a Minnesota federal court Wednesday that she fears that the NHL is seeking research materials for the sole purpose of discrediting the center's research on the brain disease CTE, which former NHL players are relying on in a lawsuit against the league over the dangers of head injuries.

The affidavit filed with the court comes after the NHL moved to compel the center and its researchers, Drs. McKee and Robert Stern, to hand over materials underlying their research on the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The disease, which still can only...

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