Hockey fan sues NHL team after being hit by puck

Posted at 5:07 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 20:07:05-04

A hockey fan is suing his favorite NHL team after being struck in the head by a puck during a game two years ago.

On March 31, Wayne Chi filed a lawsuit against the Vancouver Canucks, claiming the incident resulted in sustained serious injuries to his head, neck, back and shoulders, along with constant headaches.

"These injuries have caused and continues to cause the plaintiff pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent physical disability, loss of physical, mental, and emotional health, and loss of earnings, past and prospective," the claim said.

The Canucks have yet to respond to the claim, and Chi's allegations have yet to be proven in court, the Vancouver Sun reported.

This isn't the first time a spectator has sued an NHL team after being hit by a puck that found its way into the stands. In February, a New York Rangers fan filed a similar lawsuit regarding an incident that occurred three years earlier.

In 2014, a Chicago Blackhawks fan filed a lawsuit after being hit in the face by a puck during a game over one year earlier.