A new lawsuit filed against the National Hockey League by two former players alleges that three in 10 retired players have, or will have, brain damage from head injuries or concussions. Tns Black Cheap . The startling allegation is being made in a statement of claim filed by Sasha Pokulok, who was selected by the Washington Capitals with the 14th overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft and Simon Danis-Pepin, a 2006 second-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks. In the lawsuit, lawyers for the players say the National Football League filed an actuarial study on Sept. 12 that demonstrated that 3 of 10 retired NFL players have or will have brain damage from head injuries or concussions. Since studies have shown that hockey players and football players receive concussions at a similar rate, it is likely that former NHL players have, or will have, brain damage at similar rates as retired NFL players, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit did not specify the studies in question. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly declined to comment. Pokulok and Danis-Pepins claims have not been proven in court. For years, the NFL denied that its players had a high rate of severe brain damage. But earlier this week, the league admitted in court papers that nearly one-third of its retired players develop long-term brain problems and that those problems surface at appreciably younger ages than the general population. In the NFLs case, both the league and lawyers for the former players expect that only a few dozen former players would receive payments of as much as $5 million if they are diagnosed with Parkinsons disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease which at this point can be identified only during an autopsy. But some 28 per cent of players, or 5,900 former players, would develop injuries for which they would merit compensation. Former NHL players are uniting to send one resounding message, Pokulok and Danis-Pepins lawsuit says. They signed up to play hockey knowing that they might get injured and dinged, but they did not sign up for brain damage. The lawsuit says Pokulok played under an NHL contract for three years and suffered multiple head traumas during his career, including in training camps, NHL rookie games, and prospect and main camps. It adds that he was never warned by the NHL of the negative health effects of head trauma. The players are seeking more than $5 million, although the specific amount was not listed. The claim is the latest of at least six filed against the NHL by former players over concussion-related health problems. The cases will be heard collectively in Minnesota. Pokulok, a defenceman, played college hockey at Cornell before he was drafted and never played a game in the NHL, splitting time between 2006 and 2010 with the American and East Coast Hockey Leagues. Danis-Pepin, also a defenceman, was drafted by Chicago out of the University of Maine. He, too, split time in the AHL and ECHL between 2009 and 2014. He never played a game in the NHL.Vapormax Plus Black Cheap . After rookie right-hander Alex Colome excelled in a 5-2 victory in the opener, the Rays fell to Chris Tillman and the Orioles 4-1 on Friday night. Air Max Plus 97 Sale . LOUIS -- The Atlanta Braves used a two-run rally in the ninth to end their road trip with a win. RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes finally seem to have figured things out. Even if once again, its almost certainly too late to earn a playoff berth. John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists in Carolinas 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Liles, Eric Staal and Justin Faulk each scored during a run of three goals in a 4:36 span of the second period. "Its a matter of all getting on the same page," Liles said, "and I think tonight we were all pretty well on the same page." Riley Nash added a key late goal and Chris Terry had his first two NHL assists to help the Hurricanes win their second straight game and earn points in their fifth straight. Even so, the Hurricanes remain a long shot to make the playoffs for just the second time since they won the 2006 Stanley Cup. They entered with 77 points, six behind Columbus, and with five games left, they still need a lot of help. "Its just a matter of knowing whats successful for us, and when you have success, you can point your finger at, hey, this is why we won that game," Liles said. "Try and repeat it for the following game, and try and get on a roll. For us, its a matter of believing in that system and that reason why weve been winning games, and weve been coming out on the right end of it." Carolina has the leagues second-worst power play but scored twice with the man advantage. "You take a couple penalties, they score back to back on power plays and anytime that happens, its not a good thing," defenceman Alex Goligoski said. "We got behind the 8-ball there, got a push at the end of the second, but when you get down 3-0, its tough." Anton Khudobin made 33 saves in Carolinas first win over the Stars since 2009. "I had a couple saves, and we just started playing (well) and got the result," Khudobin said. Tyler Seguin scored for Dallas, which entered occupying the Western Conferences last wild-card spot but had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Stars were coming off a 5-0 pounding of Washington and had won five of six. Kari Lehtonen made 13 saves buut was pulled after allowing three goals. Vapormax Plus White Sale. Tim Thomas took over and finished with 15 stops. Seguin pulled the Stars to 3-1 by beating Khudobin high to his glove side at 9:44 of the second. But Khudobin made the save of the night roughly 30 seconds into the third when he slid across the net to stop Alex Chiasson. "We could have been right back in the game," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. "We didnt finish." Nash then restored the Hurricanes three-goal lead when he blasted a rebound past Thomas with 12:20 left. Carolina skated in this one without forwards Alexander Semin, who was out with an illness, and Jiri Tlusty, who has an upper-body injury. And their offensive flurry started with a fluke. Liles -- who had his first three-point night since 2011 -- fired a shot that richocheted off Staals left skate, popped high into the air and fluttered behind Lehtonen at 2:30 of the second. That gave the Carolina captain goals in consecutive games but just his third since March 1. "We always say, Shoot the puck," Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said. "This time of year, it doesnt have to be highlight goals. Just get it there and you never know whats going to happen." There wasnt anything cheap about the Hurricanes second goal: Faulk took a feed from Liles behind the left circle and blistered the puck past Lehtonen at 4:08. Liles capped his first multi-point game since coming to Carolina in a New Years Day trade with Toronto by beating Lehtonen with a quick wrist shot from the left circle to make it 3-0 at 7:05. "I wouldnt say that Ive been playing bad hockey -- I think that Ive been contributing," Liles said. "Maybe the points arent there. ... You play in the league long enough, its going to happen." NOTES: Seguin has points in seven of his last eight road games. ... The Hurricanes recalled Zach Boychuk from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte to help replace Semin and Tlusty. ... D Andrej Sekera (lower body) was a late scratch for Carolina. ... Dallas LW Ray Whitney suffered a lower-body injury in the first period and did not return. ' ' '