The NHL is investigating a possible homophobic slur uttered during the Leafs’ loss last night at Scotiabank Arena. TV cameras picked up what sounded like a slur, possibly directed at a referee, with 1:51 left to play in the second period as Tampa Bay’s Yanni Gourde and the Leafs’ Morgan Rielly skated into the Toronto defensive zone on a dump-in. GM Kyle Dubas says his team will do everything it can to aid the investigation. The Leafs lost 6-2. Next up, they host Chicago tomorrow night.
From the Toronto Maple Leafs:
Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas made the following statement this evening following their game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning: pic.twitter.com/o6RaA7zTQS
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) March 12, 2019
From the NHL:
The NHL is aware of reports that a homophobic slur was used during the Maple Leafs-Lightning game. The League is investigating the incident and will have no further comment until this investigation is completed.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2019
Photo Credit: Twitter screenshot