90°F
weather icon Clear

NHL investigating possible homophobic slur in Lightning-Leafs game

TORONTO — The NHL says it is investigating the possible use of a homophobic slur during the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 6-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

Television cameras picked up what sounded like a slur with 1:51 left in the second period. An NHL spokesman says the league will have no further comment until its investigation is completed.

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas says the club is in communication with the NHL. Dubas says “The issue of homophobia is one the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club strongly condemns and takes very seriously.”

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Golden Knights Videos
THE LATEST
Seattle NHL expansion team close to naming GM, sources say

Seattle’s NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press.

Golden Knights re-sign defenseman Jake Bischoff

The 6-foot-1-inch, 194-pound blue liner appeared in 60 games for the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves last season and had 13 points (two goals, 11 assists).