Sources: NHL nearing agreement with some concussion suit litigants

The National Hockey League is nearing an agreement with some of the retired players seeking damages from the league for head trauma they endured while playing, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is reporting.

We’re going to know more in the next few days, but there appears to be some kind of agreement in NHL concussion legislation…

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 9, 2018

There is a hesitation to call it a settlement, because some players may not opt-in. But something is being worked on

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 9, 2018

On Friday, was reporting the class action suit against the league was on the verge of being settled for $18.9 million. Of that amount, $6.9 million would go to the players, amounting to $22,000 per player.

More to come…

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