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Gary Bettman and Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello subpoenaed to testify in court!

Major development in lawsuit against the NHL.

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The National Hockey League's commissioner as well as two other high-ranking NHL executives have been subpoenaed to testify in court, all three which are expected to take place in early Novemeber.

The subpoenas stem from the workers' compensation lawsuit filed by former NHL player Mike Peluso, and they will call upon NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy NHL commissioner Bill Daly and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello to testify in court.

It appears this was a move from Peluso's laywer to prevent the aforementioned parties from skipping out on testifying in the case. From TSN business insider Rick Westhead:

Without being subpoenaed, Bettman, Daly and Lamoriello are under no legal obligation to testify. Daniel Wallach, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based lawyer whose focus is the sports industry, said that if they don’t cooperate, Stuckey could file a motion with the court to compel their appearances.

“If the judge grants the motion, the execs could be found in civil contempt the next time they blow it off,” Wallach said.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this, the first date that has been set is for Daly on Novemeber 1st, and we will likely know more once that date has passed.