STOCKHOLM — A Swedish prosecutor has charged British-born Italian hockey participant Thomas Larkin with assault for blindsiding an opponent throughout a sport final 12 months.

Larkin hit Daniel Paille on the ice and left the Canadian with a extreme concussion.

Prosecutor Joakim Johansson did not title the gamers however mentioned the incident befell on Nov. 7, 2017, throughout a sport between Swedish membership Brynas and German group Adler Mannheim in Gavle, including that the accused was enjoying for the German group.

Johansson mentioned final month’s ruling by Sweden’s Supreme Court docket the place a Swedish hockey participant was discovered responsible of assault for cross-checking an opponent paved the best way for prison prosecution.

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