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Oilers' Eager to face assault charges after arrest in Toronto

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The Canadian Press
10/22/2012 3:39:41 PM
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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.

Ben Eager (Photo: Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
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