NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today filed a counterclaim against Madison Square Garden, L.P. (“MSG”) seeking a declaration from the Court authorizing the Board of Governors to proceed with disciplinary proceedings against the ownership of the Rangers for material breaches of the team’s contractual commitments to the League and the other 29 Member Clubs, as well as for compensatory damages stemming from those breaches. The counterclaim was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
MSG previously has lost a motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent migration of the Rangers’ website to the NHL’s common technology platform and lost a subsequent motion for a stay of the District Court’s ruling pending appeal. MSG’s expedited appeal of the District Court’s ruling on the preliminary injunction to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was denied.
The League will have no further comment while the case is before the Court.