Attorneys for the Vancouver Canucks, forward Todd Bertuzzi and others today asked a Denver judge to toss a lawsuit filed by former Colorado Avalanche center Steve Moore.
Moore is suing over a hit by Bertuzzi last year during a game in Vancouver that left Moore with fractured vertebrae in his neck and a concussion.
Bertuzzi later pleaded guilty to criminal assault and was sentenced to probation and community service.
Moore's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from the Canucks, the partnership that owns the team, Bertuzzi, former Vancouver player Brad May, coach Marc Crawford and former general manager Brian Burke.
Defense attorneys say Moore, who is Canadian, doesn't have enough ties to Colorado to be able to sue in Denver.