posted on Jul, 29 2003 @ 10:07 PM
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Dominik Hasek's agent said that the goalie's legal troubles in his homeland should not impact his return to the ice for the
Detroit Red Wings this season, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday.
In the Czech Republic, police completed their investigation and say charges should be brought against the NHL star for hurting a player during an
inline hockey game.
Hasek, returning to Detroit after a one-year retirement, has denied any wrongdoing. Police investigated for two months and on Wednesday sent their
report to the state prosecutor, who will decide whether Hasek will be formally charged with causing bodily harm, an offense punishable by up to eight
years in prison, police spokeswoman Ilona Kratochvilova said Friday.
Police began investigating Hasek after a May 18 game in Pardubice. Hasek, playing for Bonfire Strida, collided with Martin Sila of SK Pardubice.
According to media reports, Hasek knocked Sila down with a crosscheck to the back, sat on him and hit him in the neck several times with his stick.