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Oilers forward Ben Eager to face assault charges after arrest at Toronto bar

Edmonton Oilers' Ben Eager, left, checks Phoenix Coyotes' Michael Stone during second period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Eager will appear in court Nov. 26 to face assault charges.Police say Eager, 28, and his brother Michael Eager, 31, were involved in a disturbance at a Toronto bar around 1 a.m. Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Ulan

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Edmonton Oilers' Ben Eager, left, checks Phoenix Coyotes' Michael Stone during second period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Eager will appear in court Nov. 26 to face assault charges.Police say Eager, 28, and his brother Michael Eager, 31, were involved in a disturbance at a Toronto bar around 1 a.m. Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Ulan

TORONTO - Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager will appear in court Nov. 26 to face assault charges.

Police say Eager, 28, and his brother Michael Eager, 31, were involved in a disturbance at a Toronto bar around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Toronto police Const. Tony Vella says the brothers have been charged with threatening bodily harm, causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.

Vella says one man was taken to hospital following the incident.

The six-foot-two, 240-pound Eager has two years left on a US$3.3-million contract.

The rugged winger recorded eight goals and five assists in 63 games last season.

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