A settlement has been reached in the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore case.
Sportsnet’s Michael Grange reported Tuesday morning that the lawsuit was settled out of court.
Grange reported Moore was seeking $68 million in damages stemming from an on-ice incident 10 years ago between Bertuzzi, then of the Vancouver Canucks, and Moore, of the Colorado Avalanche.
Bertuzzi’s sucker-punch from behind during a game in 2004 broke Moore’s neck, ending his career.
It was retribution for Moore’s hit on Canucks captain Markus Naslund, a questionable hit that left Naslund bloodied and concussed.
Moore struggled with the effects of the attack and held out hope he could return to his NHL career before giving up that dream in 2009.
Bertuzzi, now 39, was suspended for the punch — he gave up about $500,000 in salary — but continued his career and most-recently finished a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
There are no details on the reported settlement.
The lawsuit was set to go to court next month.