Mike Milbury often makes news with what he has to say as an NHL analyst on a variety of different networks. After being charged with assault of a child on Friday, Milbury won't be making news with his mouth any time in the immediate future.

NBC Sports, which employs Milbury for its Versus and NBC telecasts, issued the following statement on Friday after Milbury was charged with assault and battery on a 12-year-old boy at a youth hockey game:

"In our discussions with Mike, we both came to the conclusion that he should remain off the air while focusing on his affairs."