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SportsNHL investigating alleged homophobic slur used in Leafs-Lightning game

06:40  12 march  2019
06:40  12 march  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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The league 's investigation was sparked based on what that video showed, but NHL officials reportedly came to their conclusion based off of more than just We are completely satisfied that Andrew Shaw did not say the homophobic slur that has been alleged ." Here's a summary of what Andrew Shaw

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NHL investigating alleged homophobic slur used in Leafs-Lightning game © Mark Blinch / National Hockey League / Getty

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The league is investigating the alleged usage of a homophobic slur during Monday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Public Relations announced.

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly could be the suspect, as he may have directed a homophobic slur to a referee.

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas commented on the situation postgame.

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Good to see NHL taking slur allegations seriously after recent Andrew Shaw incident. When Andrew Shaw was suspended by the NHL in 2016 for using a homophobic slur during a tirade in The NHL used the same game footage that was being shared by fans, and thought there was enough there to

NHL . The Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar has apologized after directing a homophobic slur at the Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte. Should Pillar face punishment over the incident, he will not be the first Toronto player to be disciplined for homophobic slurs .

"The club is aware of the reports surrounding a homophobic slur used during the Maple Leafs versus Lightning game on Monday night," he said in a statement. "The issue of homophobia is one the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club strong condemns and takes very seriously. We are in communication with the NHL and are cooperating fully with their office."

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Blackhawks hold off late charge by Leafs.
TORONTO - Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists as the Chicago Blackhawks held off a furious Toronto comeback to defeat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night. Brandon Saad, with a goal and an assist, Duncan Keith, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat also scored as Chicago (31-30-9) jumped out to a 5-0 lead before being forced to hang on. Dylan Strome added two assists for the Blackhawks, who have won four straight and crept within four points of the Arizona Coyotes for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Corey Crawford stopped 17-of-18 shots through two periods before leaving the game due to illness.

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