Ex-NHL Players Hit League With Concussion Suit

By Cara Salvatore (June 22, 2018, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Two former NHL Blackhawks players who have been outspoken about concussion issues in the NHL filed suit Thursday against the league in Minnesota federal court, saying it concealed knowledge of the long-term dangers of fighting in the sport.

Former Chicago Blackhawks enforcer and forward Daniel Carcillo and Blackhawks defenseman Nicholas Boynton say the NHL has known of the dangers caused by fighting, but has steadfastly denied them, and has glorified and encouraged gratuitous violence between players.

"Recently, the NHL's commissioner, Gary Bettman, an officer, director and managing agent of the NHL, whose statements are binding on the NHL, made a statement...

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