Todd Bertuzzi was ordered to provide information to the lawyers for former NHL player Steve Moore for an agreement he had with then-Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford.
Crawford and Canucks owner Orca Bay had come to an agreement with Bertuzzi that would provide Moore with a financial benefit.
The court decision on Thursday comes months after that - and Master Ronald Dash of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice wants the parties to share in the responsibility for paying any damages awarded to Moore.
Moore's NHL career came to an end after Bertuzzi blasted him during a March 2004 contest between the Canucks and Colorado Avalanche. Moore suffered three broken vertebrae and a concussion in the exchange.
Moore has a $38 million lawsuit against Bertuzzi and Orca Bay Hockey Ltd (which is now known as Canucks Sports and Entertainment) set to begin on Sept. 22.