A former National Hockey League player has just caused a major controversy.
According to a break news report from USA Today's Adam Tamburi, former NHL forward Eric Nystrom has filled a lawsuit against one of his former teams for injuries he suffered while playing in the NHL.
The report states that on Wednesday Nystrom filed a lawsuit in Tennessee citing three specific incidents in which he was injured, stating that the injuries had caused him damage both in the short and long-term.
Each injury left him "temporarily and totally disabled for a period of time" and he also has "a permanent partial disability" as a result, the lawsuit states.
In a text message after the lawsuit was filed, Nystrom said he was “just pursuing my rights under the (Tennessee Workers' Compensation) Law."
"It’s as simple as that," he said.
While it might be a simple matter for Nystrom the Predators likely are finding this situation to be anything but simple, however at this time the Predators have declined to comment on the story.
Nystrom played nearly 600 games in the NHL as a member of the Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators. He recorded 75 goals and 48 assists for 123 career points over that period.