Oilers' Ben Eager faces assault charges after bar fight

Monday October 22nd, 2012

The Oilers' Ben Eager is facing assault charges after a bar fight this weekend. (Andy Devlin/Getty Images)

Edmonton Oilers' forward Ben Eager is facing assault charges after a bar fight in Toronto early Saturday morning, according to multiple reports.

CBC reports that Eager has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, threaten bodily harm and assault with a weapon. According to The Globe and Mail, the fight involved the doorman and came at The Quail and Firkin Pub in Toronto.

From The Globe and Mail:

The general manager of the pub told CityTV that her doorman “was brutally attacked and hurt.”

Video cameras caught the altercation and footage will be passed along to police, said Jennine Lombardo.

An ambulance took to the bouncer to hospital.

Eager, known as an enforcer on the ice, signed a three-year, $3 million deal with the Oilers in 2011. Eager was a part of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. He had eight goals and five assists in 63 games with the Oilers last season.

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