Another day, another class-action lawsuit against the NHL claiming the league took insufficient action to reduce brain injuries caused by concussions.
The difference? This third one, as it stands, features just one plaintiff. The man behind it is Jon Rohloff, known to most twenty-something hocey fans as the guy you'd get multiples of in hockey card packs in the '90s.
Rohloff played 150 games for the Boston Bruins between 1994 and 1997, and according to the suit, "he suffered multiple head traumas during his NHL career that were improperly diagnosed and treated by the NHL. Mr. Rohloff was never warned by the NHL of the negative health effects of head trauma."
To that end, the suit alleges the following, via the New York Times:
"Former NHL players are uniting to send one resounding message: they signed up to play hockey knowing that they might get injured and dinged, but they did not sign up for brain damage.”
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