WINNIPEG — The drug case against NHL’er Mike Richards will return to a Manitoba provincial courthouse in the new year.
The matter has been put over to January 28, 2016 after lawyers representing Richards requested during a scheduled hearing in Emerson on Tuesday that further investigation be done on one of the issues surrounding the case. The crown agreed to push back the case marking the second time it has been remanded. It was initially adjourned for three months back in September.
Richards was charged earlier this summer after he allegedly tried to cross into Canada at Emerson with oxycodone. The powerful painkiller can’t be brought across the border without a prescription.
The LA Kings terminated the two-time Stanley Cup champion’s 12-year, $69-million contract following his arrest. The two sides reached a settlement in October.
It hasn’t been determined if Richards will make an appearance at his next court date.