Oilers forward Ben Eager charged with assault

Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager has been charged with assault

following a disturbance in a Toronto bar last weekend.

He is to appear in court Nov. 26. Police say Eager and his

31-year-old brother Michael Eager have been charged with

threatening bodily harm, causing bodily harm and assault with a


Toronto police Const. Tony Vella says one man was taken to the

hospital. The alleged assault happened at about 1 a.m.


The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Eager has two years left on a $3.3

million contract. The 28-year-old winger had eight goals and five

assists in 63 games last season.