NHL Fines Rangers $250K for Criticizing Player Safety Call

The New York Rangers in less than 72 hours lost their best player to injury, fired their president and general manager, and will likely see another player suspended.

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Washington Capitals and New York Rangers fight in the opening seconds of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
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The New York Rangers in less than 72 hours lost their best player to injury, fired their president and general manager, and will likely see another player suspended. They are also out a quarter-million dollars in the latest chaotic chapter for the storied franchise. The NHL fined the Rangers an extraodrinary $250,000 on Thursday for what Commissioner Gary Bettman called demeaning personal comments made publicly about head of player safety George Parros. It’s believed to…

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