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4. It's public knowledge that Erat, owner of the penthouse in Capitals head coach Adam Oates' doghouse, asked to be dealt. While there will be interest because Erat's salary is $2.25 million lower than his cap hit next season, the fact that he's now made two trade requests in less than 12 months hurts, even though no one could have predicted what's happened in Washington.
More former players have joined the concussion lawsuit.
The original concussion lawsuit against the NHL included 10 former players, and that number has already grown.
More than 200 players have joined, according to lawyers Steve Silverman and Mel Owens, who are at the forefront of the suit.
Owens, an NFL linebacker-turned-disability lawyer said in a phone interview Wednesday that “hundreds” of ex-NHL players are going to become part of the suit, which was filed in U.S. federal court in Washington on Monday.
“These are 10 players, but there’s hundreds of guys that, they’re in the lawsuit,” said Owens, who works for NBO Law in Beverly Hills, Calif. “They just haven’t been named yet. They’re going to be there.”