STOCKHOLM – A British hockey player named in British Thomas Larkin was responsible for assaulting opposition to opponent during last year's game, Swedish prosecutor said Thursday.
Taro Larkin Daniel Paille on the ice and left Canada with a serious collection.
Prosecutor Joakim Johansson said the event took place on November 7, 2017, during a game between the Swedish Brynas club and the German team Adler Mannheim in Gavle. Larkin played for the German team.
According to the fee sheet received by The Associated Press, Paille is the plaintiff. After the hit, he was brought to an emergency hospital room in Gavle, 170 kilometers (105 miles) north of Stockholm.
Two days after the event, Larking apologized on Twitter.
"It is not my intention to cause an injury. I was eager to put pressure on the carrier behind the net. I would like to apologize to Daniel Paille and I hope he's back playing soon, "Larkin wrote.
Johansson said the ruling by the Supreme Court of Sweden where a Swedish hockey player was guilty of assaulting an opponent crossing preparing the road for a criminal prosecution.
Ice events at NHL have also brought to court, including in 2004 when Vancouver Canucks player Todd Bertuzzi assaulted an assault for sugar pung that left Steve Moore to Colorado with a broken throat. Bertuzzi pleaded guilty and was sentenced to the probation and community service.
In 2000, Marty McSorley was accused of hitting the Canucks player Donald Brashear with a stick. McSorley was convicted of attacking a weapon, but received a conditional 18 month discharge, which means there is no prison period and no criminal record after the test.
Larkin's case was not issued for trial.
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