The NHL and attorneys for retired players say a tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought against the league over head injuries.
The total monetary value of the lawsuit was not disclosed by either party. It is expected to be far less than the billion-dollar agreement reached between the NFL and its former players on the same issue.
Attorneys for the retired players say the settlement includes a cash payment for players who choose to participate; neurological testing and assessment for players paid for by the league; an administrative fund to pay for the costs and up to $75,000 US in medical treatment for players who test positive on two or more tests.
The settlement would also set up a “Common Good Fund” available to support retired players in need, including those who did not participate in the litigation.