Civil lawsuit against Flames’ Ferland dropped

Calgary forward Micheal Ferland, who enjoyed a breakout performance in April’s playoff win over Vancouver, is no longer facing a civil lawsuit stemming from an incident outside of a bar in July 2012.

More, from the Globe and Mail:

Legal firm Ruttan Bates says Jayson Eyma has dropped a civil lawsuit against Ferland over a scuffle outside a bar.

The law firm says Ferland has dropped a counterclaim in which he was seeking damages for the fight and for malicious prosecution.

Eyma had alleged that Ferland sucker-punched him in the face, fracturing a bone that required surgery.

Ferland, who was acquitted of criminal charges, has always said he was defending himself, his aunt and his girlfriend from an unprovoked attack.

His lawyers say he did not make any settlement payment.

Ferland, 23, made his NHL debut this season with Calgary, scoring two goals and five points in 26 games.

Against the Canucks, he quickly made a name for himself with thunderous hits and tenacious forechecking; all told, he finished the postseason with three goals and five points in nine games, including a three-point effort in the series-clinching Game 6 win over Vancouver.

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