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Ben Eager, Michael Eager To Face Assault Charges After Arrest At Toronto Bar, Former An Edmonton Oilers Forward

10/22/2012 03:31 EDT | Updated 12/22/2012 05:12 EST
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EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 25: Ben Eager #55 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Vancouver Canucks on October 25, 2011 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
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.

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