The NHL has reached a tentative settlement in the concussion lawsuit that has been hanging over its head since it was first filed in 2016. The lawsuit alleges that the NHL did not warn players about the true dangers of concussions, and did not prevent or treat them adequately.
Nearly 150 players signed the initial litigation, with more retaining counsel as the lawsuit progressed, bringing the total amount of former players involved to 318.
Confidential documents received by Forbes show that the total amount would be $18.9 million, with $6.9 million going to the individual plaintiffs. The players would receive just $22,000 per person.