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Ex-Hawk, Lightning coach suing NHL over concussions

Ex-Hawk, Lightning coach suing NHL over concussions

TAMPA, Fla. — Former Blackhawks center and Lightning coach Steve Ludzik is suing the NHL, alleging the league failed to warn him of the significant risk of brain damage during his 10-year career. The suit, which was filed Monday by the Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio — the same firm representing the estates of former Hawks defenseman Steve Montador and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson — claims the NHL "allowed and encouraged Ludzik, after suffering concussions, to return to play in the same game and/or practice." Ludzik, who played for the Hawks throughout the 1980s and coached the Lightning from 1999-2001, suffers from Parkinson's disease...