The Boogaard lawsuit against the NHL – CBC | The Current

Five months after Derek Boogaard’s last fight on the ice in Ottawa for the NY Rangers in December of 2010, he was dead … an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol. A posthumous examination of his brain found he suffered from a brain disease caused by blows to the head. His family’s wrongful death lawsuit seeks to hold the NHL responsible for physical trauma and brain damage experienced over six seasons as an Enforcer. Today, we’re asking about the wider implications for the NHL. Read more