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by Paul on 09/25/09 at 10:08 PM ET
from CBC Sports,
Brian Burke offered injured player Steve Moore an opportunity to resume his hockey career while both sides were still embroiled in a lawsuit in Colorado, according to documents obtained by CBC News.
Moore has not played since getting hit from behind by Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi while a member of the Colorado Avalanche in a March 8, 2004 game.
Burke was Vancouver’s general manager at the time of the incident, but the Aug. 12, 2005, offer letter was made while he was serving as GM for Anaheim. It was a two-way contract offer that would have paid Moore $475,000 US in the NHL and $75,000 if the player suited up for Portland, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Ducks.
“In my opinion, Steve had progressed to the level of a competent minor league forward who would fill on occasion in the event of injury,” Burke said in the letter, directed to Larry Kelly, Moore’s agent.
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