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The battle over how teams treat players who have suffered concussions is extending into major junior hockey. [url=http://www.sco Antworten

The battle over how teams treat players who have suffered concussions is extending into major junior hockey. Scarpe Online Uomo Scontate . Former Barrie Colts goalie John Chartrand is suing his former team for $12 million, alleging in court documents that Colts medical and team officials cleared him to play in games mere days after he was in a violent car accident that required him to be hospitalized. Chartrands accusations are detailed in a statement of claim filed Dec. 12, 2012, in Ontario Superior Court. The Colts and the teams doctor Stuart Murdoch have filed statements of defence denying Chartrands charges. Chartrand and the team declined to comment. The lawsuit, which is active and previously unreported, comes as several provincial and state governments are investigating working conditions in major junior hockey, and as the Canadian Hockey League prepares to defend a $180 million class-action lawsuit filed in Toronto. While franchise values and team revenues have spiralled up, compensation to players has lagged, critics say. A lawsuit filed Friday by Sam Berg, a former Ontario Hockey League player and the son of former Toronto Maple Leaf Bill Berg, charges that teams are unjustly enriched based on services provided by underpaid young players. The Toronto Star first reported the Berg lawsuit. For the past several months, Unifor, Canadas largest private-sector union, has tried to organize players in Canadas three major junior leagues. The kids have nowhere to go when they have problems, Unifor President Jerry Dias said in an interview. They are at the mercy of the owners. Even in a case where a kid is hospitalized, its all about the dollar. This (Chartrand) case is a perfect example of what were talking about. Its odd that 10 days after a serious car accident where this kid was unconscious, that the team would make a judgment that he was fine to play. You would think they would err on the side of caution. Michael Mazzuca, a former London Knights forward who supports Diass efforts, said players feel immense pressure to play even when they are injured. Its a deep structural problem and power imbalance between the player and teams, said Mazzuca, now a Toronto lawyer. CHL president David Branch wrote in a statement: As members of Hockey Canada, the OHL insurance program is administered through Hockey Canada. In checking with Hockey Canada, they do not have any new information on the lawsuit at this time. Chartrand, 21, was drafted by the IceDogs in 2009 and traded to the Colts the following year. He played parts of three seasons in the OHL, appearing in a collective 61 games with the Niagara IceDogs, the Colts and the Belleville Bulls. He was not drafted by an NHL team and played 2013-14 with Nipissing Universitys mens hockey team. Chartrands allegations have not been proven in court. According to Chartrands lawsuit, which also names Colts owner Howie Campbell and head coach Dale Hawerchuk as defendants, Chartrand was involved in a car accident on Dec. 21, 2010, while he was playing with Barrie. John suffered a concussion and loss of consciousness, his court filing says. Emergency services were called to the scene and John had to be removed from his vehicle using the jaws of life. Colts team officials visited the hospital where Chartrand was taken and were advised that he had suffered a concussion and had been unconscious, the document says. Team officials were told Chartrand must stay out of hockey until assessed and cleared by a specialist in concussions, it says. Chartrand alleges the team cleared him to return to hockey less than 10 days after his accident, playing for the Colts in a Dec. 31, 2010, game against the Brampton Battalion. Thereafter, he suffered further concussions resulting in a serious brain injury, he alleges. After being prematurely re-inserted into the lineup, John developed severe headaches, balance problems and cognitive impairments. Documents say he also suffers from depression, insomnia and sleep disturbances and mood disorders related to his concussions. Chartrand says his injuries have been caused because of negligence and medical malpractice. He says the team did not perform baseline testing on him to assess future concussions, and that the OHLs concussion safety management program was inadequate to ensure his safety. Johns enjoyment of life has been irretrievably lessened and he has sustained and will continue to sustain, a loss of past and future income, a loss of competitive advantage in the workplace and a permanent impairment of his income-earning capacity, his court filing says. Prior to the mismanagement of his concussion, John was a top-ranked goalie and NHL Central Scouting ranked him as the sixth-best draft eligible goalie in North America. John has not been able to return to playing hockey and its unlikely that he ever will. The defendants knew or ought to have known that minors attempting to get drafted to the National Hockey League have inordinate pressure placed on them and require supervision and testing to ensure that they are medically fit to play hockey. The defendants knowingly prioritized winning hockey games over the health and safety of a seventeen year old boy, the documents say. In November 2010, Chartrand was the sixth-ranked goalie in North America, according to the NHLs preliminary ranking of draft-eligible goalies. By the time the mid-term rankings were released that season, after his accident, he had slipped to the 19th-ranked North American goalie. He was not listed in the seasons final rankings. In a statement of defence, lawyers for Dr. Murdoch said that he learned of Chartrands injury on Dec. 25, 2010. After his treatment at hospital, Chartrand followed a head injury protocol that included complete rest until he was free of concussion symptoms, followed by a graduated exercise plan that is standard practice for all OHL players, Murdochs lawyers wrote. On Dec. 28, Chartrand told the doctor and the Colts trainer that he no longer had any concussion symptoms, including headaches and dizziness, Murdochs court filing says. On or about Dec. 30, Chartrand completed the OHLs head-injury evaluation program, and he then finished a graduated exercise and skating program and participated in a full practice with the team, Murdoch alleges. The doctor said Chatrands head-injury test results were forwarded to the OHLs neurological consultant, and the goalie was cleared to return to the Colts active roster. Murdoch alleges he treated Chartrand on Jan. 10, 2011, for a sore toe, unrelated to his car accident, and did not treat the goalie for any concussion symptoms for the remainder of the season. Dr. Murdoch carried out the diagnosis and treatment of Chartrand in a careful, competent and diligent manner, the doctors filing says. Similarly, the Colts say that they properly assessed Chartrands condition based on the information available to them, and that he was treated with proper care and consideration. The Colts also said in court documents that Chartrand went on to play for the balance of the 2010-11 season without complaint, and that he played the entire 2011-12 season with the Belleville Bulls, and further played with the OHLs Sudbury Wolves and Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior league in 2012-13. Damages as have been claimed… are grossly exaggerated, remote, unforeseeable and unmitigated, the Colts wrote in their statement of defence. In July, Chartrands case was referred to mediation. A trial date has not been set. Scarpe Scontate Nike . Edmonton opened the season with 14 straight victories before falling Friday night 10-8 to the host Colorado Mammoth in National Lacrosse League action. Scarpe Scontate Online . The Los Angeles Clippers showed them just how ugly that life could be. Jared Dudley scored a season-high 21 points, Chris Paul added 16 points and 17 assists, and the Clippers jumped all over the Bulls in Roses absence for a 121-82 victory Sunday. . - Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots.NEW YORK -- Geno Smith is still No. 1 for the New York Jets. For the moment. Whether its the second-year quarterbacks job to lose, well, offensive co-ordinator Marty Mornhinweg will see what effect Michael Vick has in whats expected to be a hotly contested competition this summer. "We brought Mike in to compete, to push Geno and to make Geno the very best he can make him, and I wanted to make sure Mike was ready for that," Mornhinweg said during a conference call Tuesday. "I think this thing is going to work beautifully. Well see." Smith started all 16 games for the Jets after incumbent Mark Sanchez was lost for the year after injuring his shoulder in the preseason. It was a roller-coaster ride for Smith and the Jets, as the young quarterback led four comeback victories in the fourth quarter or overtime in his first nine games, but then struggled mightily with six interceptions and no touchdowns in three straight losses. He bounced back with a solid final four games, with only two turnovers while leading the Jets to three wins and an 8-8 finish. "Were going to structure it a certain way," Mornhinweg said. "One thing I want to make sure of, that nothing impedes the young quarterbacks progression. Im talking about Geno. He progressed beautifully, and Im talking the last quarter of the season. Played like a winning quarterback, played at a high level." Not surprisingly, Mornhinweg acknowledged that Smith will take the first snaps with the starting offence when the team begins on-field practices in a few weeks. The Jets did the same last spring with Sanchez getting the first snaps over Smith. "Geno will get a few more reps, but not many (more)," Mornhinweg said. "Im going to try to do this thing right, and itll vary day to day, much like Ive done it in the past." Smith said last week hes taking the approach that hes the starter, and Vick acknowledged that when he signed with New York last month. But that doesnt mean Vick will be resigned to the fact he will be the backup, and thats one reason Mornhinweg was happy to be reunited with the veteran after their four seasons together in Philadelphia. "He has a really important role here," he said of Vick. "Hes 33 years old, and hes still got it. I look at him as a young 33. Hes still got it. ... When hes called uupon to play, Ive got great confidence in Mike. Scarpe Nike Italia. ." And, if it turns out its in a mentor-type role as it was for Vick last year with Nick Foles in Philadelphia, Mornhinweg anticipates no issues. "Mikes going to handle that real well," he said. "Hes going to do the right thing." Vick is extremely familiar with Mornhinwegs system, theoretically giving the Jets two starting-calibre quarterbacks who can run the offence with little drop-off in case of injury or ineffectiveness. "I would expect Geno to progress at a high rate with Mikes help," Mornhinweg said. "I want to get Mike back comfortable with our terminology, with our system, exactly how we want these things done, so its just that simple. Vick isnt the only newcomer to an offence that finished 25th overall and struggled with consistency last season. The Jets signed former Titans star Chris Johnson to bolster the backfield and former Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker to upgrade perhaps the teams weakest spot a year ago. Mornhinweg is intrigued by the pass-catching ability Johnson has, but also believes he can be the "electric, dynamic" type of running back he was during his best years in Tennessee now that hes healthy. "Thats a pretty good little 1-2 punch," Mornhinweg said of the Chris Ivory-Johnson pairing. Decker had 87 receptions for 11 touchdowns last season while catching passes from Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, the Jets leading receiver was Jeremy Kerley with 43 catches, and it was clear New York would need to get better at the position through free agency -- they also signed Jacoby Ford -- and the draft. "Last year," Mornhinweg said, "I thought was quite possibly the start of something special." NOTES: Defensive co-ordinator Dennis Thurman said "the skys the limit" for Dee Milliner, the Jets top pick last year who will assume the No. 1 CB spot with the departure of Antonio Cromartie. Milliner struggled at times while dealing with injuries, but Thurman believes he can become "a very good corner." ... While cornerback remains a potential target in the first round, Thurman expressed confidence in his current group. "Im comfortable with our cornerback situation," he said. "We have guys who can play." Wholesale Hoodies NFL Shirts Outlet Jerseys NFL Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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