TORONTO – Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager will appear in court Nov. 26 to face assault charges.
Police say Eager, 28, and his brother Michael Eager, 31, were involved in a disturbance at a Toronto bar around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Toronto police Const. Tony Vella says the brothers have been charged with threatening bodily harm, causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.
Vella says one man was taken to hospital following the incident.
The six-foot-two, 240-pound Eager has two years left on a US$3.3-million contract.
The rugged winger recorded eight goals and five assists in 63 games last season.