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Todd Bertuzzi drops lawsuit against Marc Crawford

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 21: Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in NHL action on December 21, 2011 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Sami Salo #6 of the Vancouver Canucks skates past in the background. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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Todd Bertuzzi’s case against Marc Crawford is no more as Bertuzzi has dropped his third-party lawsuit against him reports David Shoalts of The Globe And Mail. Moore’s case against Bertuzzi still stands and Moore is seeking $38 million in damages thanks to his career being ended because of that incident.

Bertuzzi alleged that he was acting on orders by Crawford to go after Moore on the play that ultimately saw Bertuzzi break Moore’s neck and give him a severe concussion. Crawford, of course, denied this allegation and took no blame for what Bertuzzi did.

The whole case surrounding Moore, Bertuzzi, and that awful night in Vancouver is a black mark against the sport considering how things went down. The fact that it’s taken this long to progress this far is sad. Bertuzzi has moved on since his suspension for that incident to continue his career and keep playing for Florida, Anaheim, Detroit (twice) and Calgary. Moore has not played again since the incident.

Moore’s case against Bertuzzi is finally set to take place in September if Bertuzzi is still playing in the NHL. If not, they’ll go to trial in October.