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Mike Milbury, Former Boston Bruin, Won't Face Charges In Alleged Assault On Boy

Mike Milbury

First Posted: 12/23/11 02:29 PM ET Updated: 12/23/11 04:58 PM ET

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A spokesman for former Boston Bruins player and coach Mike Milbury says his client won't face criminal charges for a confrontation he had with a 12-year-old boy after a youth hockey game.

The spokesman made the announcement after a closed door hearing Friday in Brookline District Court, where police and witnesses appeared before a court official.

Police had sought to have Milbury charged with assault and battery, making threats and disorderly conduct.

They said he grabbed, shook and threatened a boy who was fighting with his 12-year-old son on Dec. 9.

But Milbury has said he grabbed the player's uniform to stop the fight but never assaulted or threatened the boy.

The 59-year-old Milbury, an NHL analyst with NBC Sports, had been taken off the air to focus on the situation.

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