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Oilers forward Ben Eager to face assault charges after arrest at Toronto bar

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.

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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.