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Chicago Blackhawks, Kyle Beach to meet Tuesday

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Aug 13, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; General view of NHL logo in the stands during the warmup period between the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames in game two of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; General view of NHL logo in the stands during the warmup period between the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames in game two of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Beach, who said he was the victim of sexual assault at the hands of a Chicago Blackhawks employee a decade ago, will meet with team officials on Tuesday, The Athletic reported.

Beach sued the team earlier this year. Last week, lawyers for the Blackhawks filed documents asking in support of their previous motion to dismiss lawsuits filed by Beach and another person. The team contends the filings were legal procedures and that they intend to enter settlement talks with Beach.

His lawyer, Susan Loggans, said Saturday that she and Beach have a meeting scheduled with the team on Tuesday, per The Athletic.

Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz said he has instructed team attorneys to “see if we can reach a fair resolution consistent with the totality of the circumstances.”

On Saturday, Beach had conversations with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and with Donald Fehr, executive director of the players union. The NHL Players Association’s executive board is scheduled to meet Monday, with the Beach case on the agenda.

Last week, the Blackhawks released the findings of an investigation that showed Beach was sexually abused by Bradley Aldrich, the former video coach. General manager Stan Bowman resigned and senior vice president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac was fired for their handling of Beach’s allegations when they learned about them in 2010.

–Field Level Media