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Bettman's testimony sought in lawsuit

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The former players suing the NHL over concussion-related problems have accused the league of blocking access to Commissioner Gary Bettman for testimony in the case.

Plaintiffs in the federal class-action complaint filed a memorandum requesting Bettman's deposition by July 1. That brief came shortly after U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her order Wednesday denying the league's motion to dismiss the complaint.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, in a statement sent Thursday to The Associated Press, denied the NHL was trying to stall or stonewall the attempt to depose Bettman.

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