NHL News: NHL Hockey Operations Statement on Incident in Last Night’s Colorado-Boston Game

ORONTO (Feb. 22, 2022) – NHL Hockey Operations issued the following statement on an incident in last night’s Colorado-Boston game:

“The safety of our on-ice officials is, and has always been, of paramount importance to us. In this regard, we have always exercised a zero tolerance policy when it comes to any form of abuse of our officials. Last night, one of our officials was struck by a player with his stick immediately after a face-off. We immediately investigated the incident and, having conferred with the on-ice officiating crew and the NHL Officials’ Association, it has been determined that the player’s intention was not to strike the official but, rather, to initiate contact with the opposing player. Given this conclusion, it has been determined that no further discipline is necessary. This decision should in no way be seen as a diminution of our steadfast conviction to protect our officials.”

COURTESY NHLmedia.com

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