N.H.L. Faces Another Lawsuit Over Head Injuries
The family of the late Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Steve Montador sued the N.H.L. on Tuesday, accusing the league of failing to keep him reasonably safe and not providing him with crucial medical information on the permanent ramifications of brain trauma.
Montador, who played for six N.H.L. teams, died in February at age 35 of an undisclosed cause at his home in Mississauga, Ontario.
His brain was donated to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project and an autopsy showed widespread chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease.