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Flames prospect charged with assault after bar fight

Aug 7, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

Michael Ferland

Flames 2010 draft pick Michael Ferland is in a bit of trouble in Calgary.

Ferland was charged with assault and aggravated assault following a bar fight according to Sun Media. The details of the incident sound boozy and rough.

Cops said a group of people had gathered outside a drinking establishment at around 1:10 a.m. MDT when one male was pushed to the ground.

When another man came over to assist him, he was struck in the face, knocked unconscious and fractured the orbital bone around his eye.

The Flames issued a statement on the 20 year-old’s arrest saying they’ll stand by him through the process. Meanwhile Ferland issued a statement through his agents denying doing anything wrong.

“It upset me to hear that someone might have been hurt and I am embarrassed by these accusations but I trust the court process and look forward to having this situation behind me as soon as possible” Ferland said.

Ferland is slated to appear in court on September 4.

(Photo courtesy: Luber’s Lounge)

  1. t16rich - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Who really knows what happened, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a bunch of drunks were pushing his buttons and one of them ended up paying for it. We all know how “bar stars” can get when someone a little bit cooler strolls through the club.

  2. bucrightoff - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    “It upset me to hear that someone might have been hurt and I am embarrassed by these accusations but I trust the court process and look forward to having this situation behind me as soon as possible” Ferland said.

    Where exactly in this statement is there a denial? Sounds like the typical carefully crafted quote from the lawyer, but I don’t see a denial anywhere in there.

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