In a story June 22, The Associated Press reported that former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton were suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting. The former players allege the league failed to warn about the risks associated with game play overall, including fighting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton are suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota says Boynton and Carcillo continued to play hockey despite head injuries. They now both suffer from long-term, degenerative brain damage.
Carcillo, a forward whose nickname was ''Car Bomb'' for his penchant for delivering hard hits, skated for five NHL teams over nine seasons. He won a Stanley Cup in 2013 with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Boynton, a defenseman who totaled 862 penalty minutes over 605 career NHL games, skated for six teams over 12 years.
Dozens of former players are already part of a similar lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota.
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