Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are scheduled to meet in court on Sept. 8, 2014.
Moore filed a civil suit eight years ago stemming from the incident during an NHL game in 2004, when Bertuzzi grabbed him and punched the back of his head while playing for the Vancouver Canucks.
Moore was taken off the ice in a stretcher and suffered a serious vertebrae injury that ended his NHL career. Bertuzzi was suspended for the rest of the 2003-04 season, playoffs included.
The CBC reported the trial date on Tuesday, adding that “this case was scheduled to go to trial last fall, but that deadline was missed after the revelation of a secret deal between Bertuzzi and Orca Bay, the owners of the Canucks.” CBC also says that Moore is “seeking $38 million.”
It’s possible that the two parties could reach a settlement out of court before the trial date, but for now, the case is expected to be heard in the fall of next year.