Bertuzzi Charged with Assault

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Vancouver Canucks star Todd Bertuzzi is charged with assault for an on-ice attack against Colorado Avalanche player Steve Moore.

Bertuzzi punched Moore in the back of the head and fell on top
of him during a game in Vancouver on March eighth. The attack left
Moore hospitalized with three fractured vertebrae, facial cuts,
post-concussion symptoms, amnesia, and questions about whether
he'll ever play again.broken neck.

Bertuzzi faces a charge of assault causing bodily harm.

The Avalanche released a statement saying the team intends to cooperate with Canadian authorities. Avalanche president and general manager Pierre Lacroix says the main concern is for Moore and
his recovery.

Bertuzzi has been ordered to appear in court July ninth.

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