Allegations of injured NHL veterans cannot simply be dismissed as lacking merit

June 23, 2016
The Buffalo News

This was a lawsuit waiting to happen and, despite the assurances of the National Hockey League’s commissioner, there seems little reason to believe the league is somehow invulnerable to the claims made by injured players.

The 104 veterans, including 16 former Buffalo Sabres, are seeking class-action status and, while the details of the case will shape the outcome, the fact is that these men have a tale to tell, and it’s not a pretty one. The allegation by former players like Mike Robitaille is that the league hid the game’s risks from the young men it sent onto the ice and then denied appropriate medical care for the severe injuries that some of them suffered.

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