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NHL concussion lawsuit: League responds, says it will 'defend case vigorously'

The NHL responded to the class-action lawsuit filed against it on Monday.

Christian Petersen

10 former NHL players filed a class-action lawsuit against the league on Monday, claiming that the NHL is at fault for their handling of concussion and player safety issues over the years. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly released a statement hours after the lawsuit became public, defending the league's handling of player safety issues.

"We are aware of the class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of a group of former NHL players," said Daly. "While the subject matter is very serious, we are completely satisfied with the responsible manner in which the League and the Players' Association have managed player safety over time, including with respect to head injuries and concussions.

"We intend to defend the case vigorously and have no further comment at this time."

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