NHL being sued by 10 former players over concussions

Former Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive is one of 10 former NHL players suing the league over head...

Former Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive is one of 10 former NHL players suing the league over head injuries they suffered during their playing career. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency/Files)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 PM ET

Well, anybody who was paying attention knew this was coming.

After the National Football League settled in August a $765 million class-action lawsuit with 4,500 former players over the long-term effects of concussions, 10 ex-NHLers are launching a similar court action against the NHL.

The lawsuit, filed late Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleges the NHL has not done enough to protect players from the effects of concussions, concealed information about the damaging effects of concussions and has behaved negligently and fraudulently in regards to the player-sustained head trauma over the past decades.

The 10 players involved in the lawsuit (for now) are Gary Leeman, Rick Vaive, Brad Aitken, Darren Banks, Curt Bennett, Richie Dunn, Warren Holmes, Bob Manno, Blair Stewart and Morris Titanic.


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