Fighting Back: Former Players Battle NHL

April 20, 2017

The National Hockey League has refused to ban fighting despite private fears by its executives that a player may die as a result of a fight on the ice, according to documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed in St. Paul against the league.

The NHL is accused of promoting fighting and violence for decades while downplaying the health risks of concussions.

At least 17 former NHL players from Minnesota have joined the suit, which is expected to go to trial later this year.

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