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The NHL released a statement on Friday regarding NBC analyst Mike Milbury, who made an insulting, misogynistic comment during Thursday’s Washington Capitals-New York Islanders broadcast.
“The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all,” the league said in a statement.
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During Thursday’s Capitals-Islanders game, co-host John Forslund was discussing the environment of the bubble. “If you think about it, it’s a terrific environment with regard to — if you enjoy playing and enjoy being with your teammates for long periods of time, it’s a perfect place,” Forslund said.
“Not even any woman here to disrupt your concentration,” Milbury said.
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His comment about women being a “distraction” sparked outrage. According to Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Milbury is “not going to be part” of the Philadelphia Flyers-Montréal Canadiens broadcast on Friday night.
By Della Young