Former 'Dog Rohloff Files Lawsuit Against NHL

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Former 'Dog Rohloff Files Lawsuit Against NHL

July 31, 2014 Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 10:12 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota Duluth and Boston Bruins defenseman Jon Rohloff has filed a concussion lawsuit against the NHL, several media outlets reported on Wednesday, the league's third concussion-related suit.

Rohloff racked up 31 goals and 74 points in 139 games between 1988-93 or the Bulldogs. He went on to play for the NHL's Bruins from 1994-97.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a Minnesota court and according to the New York Times, alleges the following:

"Rohloff, a defenseman for the Boston Bruins from 1994 to 1997, is the lone named plaintiff in the suit, which was filed in United States District Court in Minnesota. The suit says that the league concealed the dangers of concussion and did not pass rules designed to reduce the risk of brain injury until recent seasons. N.H.L. representatives did not respond to a request for comment late Tuesday afternoon."

"After a similar suit was filed in April, Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner, said, '“We are completely satisfied with our record on player safety, including as it relates to head injuries and brain trauma.”'

Rohloff hopes to win medical monitoring and financial compensation from the league.

Posted by Sarah Wheeler
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