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Sports NBC Sports' Mike Milbury not part of Friday broadcast after 'insensitive' on-air remark

02:26  22 august  2020
02:26  22 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Mike Milbury isn't on Friday 's NBCSN broadcast after he said there are, "Not even any women (in Toronto bubble) to disrupt … your NBC Sports commentator Mike Milbury isn't calling Friday night's Game 6 between the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens in Toronto after he made an on - air

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"Mike is not working tonight," an NBC Sports spokesman said via email. "We will announce our commentary teams for this weekend’s games tomorrow morning."

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Near the end of the New York Islanders' victory against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night at Scotiabank Arena, Milbury and the NBCSN crew were discussing the upside for players being in a bubble environment during the Stanley Cup playoffs

Mike Milbury wearing a suit and tie: Mike Milbury, a former NHL player, coach and general manager, has been a prominent fixture on NBC's hockey coverage. © Courtesy: NBC Sports Mike Milbury, a former NHL player, coach and general manager, has been a prominent fixture on NBC's hockey coverage.

"If you enjoy being with your teammates for a long period of time, it's a perfect place," analyst Brian Boucher said. Milbury then added, "Not even any women here to disrupt … your concentration."

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NBC Sports NHL analyst Mike Milbury has been benched for the night after making a remark about women being a disruption to players’ “concentration” during the hockey season. During Thursday’s New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals game, Milbury ’s TV partner John Forslund spoke glowingly

NHL on NBC announcer Mike Milbury has faced a backlash for his on - air words regarding life in I had heard that Mike Milbury is not going to be part of the Flyers/Habs broadcast tonight, before NBC Sports says, “We’ re disappointed about Mike ’s insensitive comment and have addressed it

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The remark quickly drew criticism.

"The National Hockey League condemns the insensitive and insulting comment that Mike Milbury made during last night's broadcast and we have communicated our feelings to NBC," the league said in a statement Friday. "The comment did not reflect the NHL's values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all."

NBC Sports said it was "disappointed about Mike's insensitive comment" and has addressed it with Milbury.

"It was not my intention to disrespect anyone," Milbury said in an apology released Friday through the network. "I was trying to be irreverent and took it a step too far. It was a regrettable mistake that I take seriously.”

Earlier in the playoffs, Milbury was critical of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask's decision to leave the Toronto bubble to be with his family.

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NBC Sports NHL analyst Mike Milbury has been benched for the night after making a remark about women being a disruption to players’ “concentration” during the hockey season. During Thursday’s New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals game, Milbury ’s TV partner John Forslund spoke glowingly

Milbury was benched by NBC Sports on Friday night, when he was previously scheduled to work, after making an on - air joke the day before about women being a disruption to Also Read: NBC Sports Yanks NHL Analyst Mike Milbury After On - Air Quip About Women as Distractions to Players.

Milbury, a former NHL player and coach, has been with NBC Sports since 2008.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NBC Sports' Mike Milbury not part of Friday broadcast after 'insensitive' on-air remark

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