Mike Milbury Will Not be Charged in Confrontation with Young Hockey Player

No charges for ex-Bruin in alleged assault on boy

      BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) – A spokesman for former Boston Bruins
player and coach Mike Milbury says his client won't face criminal
charges for a confrontation he had with a 12-year-old boy after a
youth hockey game.

      The spokesman made the announcement after a closed door hearing
Friday in Brookline District Court, where police and witnesses
appeared before a court official.

      Police had sought to have Milbury charged with assault and
battery, making threats and disorderly conduct.

      They said he grabbed, shook and threatened a boy who was
fighting with his 12-year-old son on Dec. 9.

      But Milbury has said he grabbed the player's uniform to stop the
fight but never assaulted or threatened the boy.

      The 59-year-old Milbury, an NHL analyst with NBC Sports, had
been taken off the air to focus on the situation.

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