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Former NHLers Butch Goring, Manny Legace among 29 former NHLers joining concussion lawsuit against league

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Former NHLers Butch Goring, Manny Legace among 29 former NHLers joining concussion lawsuit against league

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Former NHL stars Butch Goring, Manny Legace, Sergio Momesso and Todd Warriner are among 29 retired players who Monday joined a concussion-related lawsuit filed in a U.S. district court. The number of players now suing the league for head injury-related issues connected to their playing days is approaching 70.

Former NHL star Robert “Butch” Goring and well-known veterans Sergio Momesso, Manny Legace, Brian Savage and Todd Warriner are among a group of 29 retired players who Monday joined concussion litigation against the NHL for failing to protect its players from the effects of traumatic head injuries.

The new group of 29 players included their names in a U.S District Court lawsuit filed in Minnesota Monday. Although they aren't represented by lead counsel in the original lawsuit, they are now linking up to accuse the NHL of not doing enough to take appropriate care of their health and cognitive abilities and are seeking unspecified damages as well as a jury trial. The list also includes recognizable names including Todd Elik, Greg Adams and Todd Harvey. Here, in alphabetical order, are the names of former players that appeared on the latest lawsuit file:

Greg Adams; Rick Berry; Richard Brodeur; Shawn Chambers; Todd Elik; Robert "Butch" Goring; Mark Hardy; Michael Hartman; Todd Harvey; Tony Horacek; Garry Howatt; Dave Hutchinson; Jean Francois Jomphe; Edward Kennedy; Mike Lalor; Darren Langdon; Emmanuel Legace; Jamie Lundmark; Sergio Momesso; Jeff Parker; Stephen Patrick; Craig Redmond; Terry Ruskowski; Brian Savage; Jeffrey Shevalier; Turner Stevenson; German Titov; Todd Warriner; Vernon Westfall.

The initial lawsuit by 10 former players was filed in November of 2013 and included former stars Bernie Nicholls and Rick Vaive. And with every new announcement such as this one, it's fair to assume this list is only going to grow in the years to come.

Here is a PDF version of the full document filed in the Minnesota court:

Adams v NHL - COMPLAINT as filed 02-09-15 (2)

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Former NHLers Butch Goring, Manny Legace among 29 former NHLers joining concussion lawsuit against league