NHL, Players Reach Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit
A tentative settlement in the lawsuit filed against the National Hockey League by former players would bring to an end the five-year old battle.
One-hundred forty former players were suing the league, on grounds that it did little to warn them of the long-term effects of repeat concussions.
Not until 1979 were helmets even required equipment for professional hockey players.
Former NHL All-Star and Minnesota native, Reed Larson joined the Detroit Red Wings in 1976.
Says Larson, one of the plaintiffs, “The longer you’re in it, the more you learn about it. How it can affect you in different ways.”