Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Domestic Incident-Related Charges against Former Winnipeg Jet Stayed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Domestic Incident-Related Charges against Former Winnipeg Jet Stayed

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Former hockey star out of legal penalty box

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WINNIPEG - Assault charges have been stayed against a former National Hockey League star and Winnipeg city councillor.

Manitoba's justice department says in a statement that the Crown has entered a stay of proceedings against Thomas Steen.

Steen was charged in May 2014 with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats after what police said was a domestic incident at a restaurant.

Steen was a member of Winnipeg city council at the time, and lost a bid for re-election later that year.

Steen, who is 56, played for 14 years with the Winnipeg Jets before retiring from hockey in 1995.

But he is scheduled to play alongside other former Jets in an alumni game against former members of the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 22. …

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