Dec 5, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT
The NHLPA is arguing in California court that a lawsuit filed by the family of late NHL player Derek Boogaard should be dismissed.
The lawsuit in question claims that the players’ association failed to help Boogaard’s family recover his remaining NHL salary via grievance after the enforcer died from a mixture of drugs and alcohol in May of 2011.
But the NHLPA, according to the Ottawa Citizen, believes the statute of limitations for any claim against the union has expired. In addition, the union says it advised the family there was no legal basis to file a grievance.
Boogaard’s four-year, $6.5 million contract with the New York Rangers ran from 2010-11 through 2013-14.
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