Wednesday August 20th, 2014

Three lawsuits filed by retired National Hockey League players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge, the Associated Press has reported.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul, Minn. will hear the case. More than 200 former players have filed suit against the league, claiming the NHL knew about the dangers of head injuries and failed to do enough to reduce the risk and educate players about the risk of concussions.

MoreTop Line: Mixed reaction to Bertuzzi-Moore deal; more must-reads

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said Minnesota was chosen as a trial site because of its proximity to Canada where several of the plaintiffs live.

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.