The Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore court drama -- although seemingly settled -- has still not been finalized, according to TSN.
The TV network reported Tuesday that lawyers for both sides and the Vancouver Canucks are still negotiating details of a settlement relating to Bertuzzi’s on-ice attack of Moore in 2004 that ended the latter’s NHL career.
This news comes a week after Bertuzzi’s lawyer, Geoff Adair, told ESPN a “firm and binding settlement” had been reached. However, Moore’s brother, Mark, contradicted Adair shortly afterward by saying a final settlement was not reached.
The back-and-forth continued when the Canucks, Bertuzzi’s team at the time of the incident, released a statement claiming a settlement had been reached.
According to TSN, terms of a confidentiality pact appear to be what’s standing in the way of finally putting the high-profile case to bed.
Moore’s lawsuit, filed in Ontario in 2006 but revised in 2012, is asking for $68 million in damages. Trial, if needed, is set for Sept. 8, 2014.
Bertuzzi, a seasoned NHL veteran at 39, is an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for the Detroit Red Wings. Moore played a total of 69 NHL games, all withA the Colorado Avalanche.