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Law Firm For Former NHL Players In Concussion Lawsuit Recommends Players Accept The Offer

from Mike Ozanian of Forbes,

The class action lawsuit filed by former NHL players in 2016 is on the verge of being settled for $18.9 million. The amount that would go to the players would total $6.9 million, or just $22,000 per player, according to an email and documents obtained by Forbes.

In short, the case is about former NHL players who say they suffered concussions during their playing days, whether the league and its teams did enough to ensure player safety at the time, and what sort of responsibility (if any) the league should have to those players today.

A law firm representing the retired players is recommending its clients accept the offer by the NHL. The email reads "

To Whom It May Concern:

We have reached a tentative settlement of the NHL case. At this point in time, this is confidential. This is very good news.

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Elliotte Friedman tweets,

We’re going to know more in the next few days, but there appears to be some kind of agreement in NHL concussion legislation…

There is a hesitation to call it a settlement, because some players may not opt-in. But something is being worked on

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/09/18 at 09:11 AM ET

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