Steve Moore's brother pours cold water on talk of settlement with Todd Bertuzzi and Canucks
The National Hockey League and a lawyer representing hockey player Todd Bertuzzi have claimed that there's been resolution to a 10-year-old act of retaliation at Rogers Arena.
However, TSN has quoted Steve Moore's brother Mark saying there's no deal between the former Colorado Avalanche hockey player and Bertuzzi.
"I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore told TSN. "He says there is no deal yet and isn't sure what to do about all the media speculation."
On March 8, 2004, Moore suffered three broken vertebrae after Bertuzzi chased him and jumped on top of him at Rogers Arena.
Moore left the game on a stretcher and never resumed his NHL career. He subsequently sued Bertuzzi and Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment (now called Canucks Sports & Entertainment), which owns the Canucks.
Bertuzzi's mugging of Moore came less than a month after Bertuzzi's friend, then Canucks captain Markus Naslund, suffered a concussion after being hit on the ice by the former Colorado player.
Bertuzzi later pleaded guilty to assault in court.
(For more on this story, read Vancouver lawyer Kevin Yee's analysis, which was published earlier this year.)