KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kyrie Irving Jersey . - Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still are among nine former Kansas City Chiefs players who have joined a lawsuit that contends the team hid the risks of permanent brain injuries from repeated concussions. The concussions happened between late 1987 and early 1993 when there was no NFL collective bargaining agreement in place. Five former players filed the initial suit against the Chiefs this month, saying the team ignored decades of scientific research indicating repeated head trauma causes permanent brain damage. In the amended suit filed Saturday in Jackson County Circuit Court, the plaintiffs said Arrowhead Stadiums artificial surface contributed to the head injuries. Also joining the lawsuit were Dino Hackett, Todd McNair, Fred Jones, Tim Barnett, Walker Lee Ashley, Emile Harry and Chris Smith, along with the wives of several of them. Ken McClain, a lawyer whose firm is representing the plaintiffs, said at least 10 more former Chiefs could join the suit by before the end of the year. "Certainly, Hall of Famers who contributed greatly to building the franchise add to the urgency for the team to find a just resolution, rather than try to ignore it or act like they had nothing to do with it," McClain said. Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said the team had no comment. In recent years, a string of former NFL players and other athletes who suffered concussions have been diagnosed after their deaths with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, including Junior Seau and Ray Easterling, both of whom committed suicide. In August, the NFL reached a tentative $765 million deal to settle lawsuits filed by more than 4,500 former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by football. The settlement, subject to approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia, would apply to all past NFL players and spouses of those who are deceased. McClain called the national settlement — which does not include an admission from the NFL that it hid information from players about head injuries — insignificant and said it provides compensation only to the former players with the most severe brain injuries. Rather than protecting players who sustained concussions, the lawsuit said, the Chiefs increased their risks by giving them "ammonia inhalants, caffeine cocktails and/or Toradol to abbreviate the need for concussed employees to miss working time due to a brain injury." Toradol is an injectable, anti-inflammatory drug used short term to treat moderate to severe pain. Players were even more prone to head injuries because of the concrete-like AstroTurf surface that was in place until 1994, the lawsuit said. That surface made the players faster and was cheaper than maintaining a grass field, the plaintiffs said. Because of the heightened violence of high-speed hits, the suit says, the game became more attractive to fans and increased the teams revenue. Missouri presented a "unique opportunity" to file the lawsuit because a state workers compensation statute was amended in 2005 to exclude cases of occupational injury that occur over an extended time. That exception more commonly applies in workplaces where smoking is allowed and workers suffer lung problems because of it. McClain also represented workers at a Jasper popcorn plant who were awarded millions of dollars in lawsuits. They contended they got cancer because of a chemical in butter flavouring used at the plant. Former Chiefs players Leonard Griffin, Chris Martin, Joe Phillips, Alexander Louis Cooper and Kevin Porter were the initial plaintiffs in the suit. Aron Baynes Jersey . 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I dont know how we do it, but two points is two points, I guess.Tuukka Rask had 35 saves, including 15 in the third period and one more in overtime near the end of the Jets golden opportunity to win it.Rask gloved a shot by Andrew Ladd 27 seconds into overtime, and instead of holding on for a whistle, darted out of the crease and dumped the puck out of Bostons zone.Youre just in survival mode there, Rask said. You try to secure that point, and we did a pretty good job for the most part, but we still had a lot of chances to get the puck out and we couldnt.We got it tied and then I think after that we still made some mistakes we had to clear, but (a) good way to find a win.Carl Soderberg assisted on both goals for Boston, which has not lost to the Jets franchise in Boston since the then-Atlanta Thrashers beat the Bruins 3-2 in March 2007.Rask didnt allow anything to get past him after Dustin Byfugliens power-play goal gave the Jets a 1-0 lead with 3:36 left in the first period.I thought we played all right, Byfuglien said. Weve played better. We let it get away from us.Michael Hutchinson stopped 36 shots for Winnipeg, including a flurry of late chances for Boston that followed mistaakes by the Jets. Robert Parish Jersey. .Boston had the better opportunities following Brad Marchands double-minor penalty with 3:30 left in the third when his stick clipped Grant Clitsome in the head behind the Jets net.Boston almost converted it into a short-handed goal with 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Daniel Paille stole the puck from Hutchinson and passed it toward Gregory Campbell in the slot, but Hutchinson recovered with a glove save. The Bruins also missed on a pair of rebounds early in overtime.We had chances all game long, said Hutchinson, a third-round draft pick for Boston in 2008. They had a couple pushes here and there and they had some chances, too, but I thought it was a good hockey game. Both teams had chances, and Tuukka (Rask) is a good goalie. He is going to make you work for every goal you get.Boston tied it 1-1 on Lucics goal 3:05 into the third on a give-and-go with Carl Soderberg, whose pass back to Lucic in front of the net set up an easy backhanded tip. Hamilton also got an assist.It was Bostons first goal since Lucic and Joe Morrow scored 28 seconds apart early in the second period of a 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night.NOTES: The floor crew at TD Garden had to do a quick turnaround following the Boston Celtics 109-102 loss to Chicago on Friday afternoon. ... Winnipeg LW Adam Lowry served his one-game suspension for a hit on Patrick Kaleta in Buffalo on Wednesday. He was assessed a major penalty for boarding and was ejected. ... Boston C Chris Kelly returned after missing two games with an undisclosed upper-body injury. ... The Bruins played their last of four of five at home before starting a four-game Western Conference trip Monday in Anaheim. 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