NHL fines Rangers $250K for publicly criticizing department of player safety

NHL fines Rangers $250K for publicly criticizing department of player safety

The NHL has fined the New York Rangers $250,000 for public comments criticizing George Parros and the league's department of player safety. The discipline handed down follows a statement released by the Rangers Tuesday that criticized the league for opting not to suspend Capitals forward Tom Wilson for his role in a brawl that left star Rangers forward Artemi Panarin injured and sidelined for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. "The New York Rangers are extremely disappointed that Capitals forward Tom Wilson was not suspended for his horrifying act of violence last night at Madison Square Garden," the team's statement read. "Wilson is a repeat offender with a long history of these type of acts and we find it shocking that the NHL and their Department of Player Safety failed to take the appropriate action and suspend him indefinitely," said a statement from the team. "Wilson’s dangerous and reckless actions caused an injury to Artemi Panarin that will prevent him from playing again this season. We view this as a dereliction of duty by NHL Head of Player Safety, George …
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