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Are NHL Players With Head Trauma Next To Be Compensated?

from Jamie Sturgeon of GlobalNews,

A lead lawyer who negotiated a landmark settlement with the National Football League this week to compensate players with head trauma-related diseases suggested Friday former professional hockey players could seek similar compensation from the NHL.

“To the extent that there are hockey players with [head trauma-related health problems], perhaps they should be compensated too,” said Sol Weiss, a lawyer at Anapol Schwartz, the Philadelphia firm which launched the legal action against the NFL....

There is currently no legal motion filed against the NHL, according to a spokesman for the National Hockey League Players Association. But Canadian lawyers suggested the league is likely laying the groundwork now for a response should there be.

“They should be thinking now long and hard about how much it could cost them” if a motion was filed and the league opted to settle, Tim Gleason, a Toronto-based lawyer at Dewart Gleason LLP said.

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I was traumatized in ‘95 when the devils swept the Wings.  How’s about a few bones my way?

Posted by SlimChance on 08/30/13 at 09:23 PM ET

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