The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators are extending their series off the ice and engaging in a war of words.
The Atlantic Division foes renewed their rivalry Wednesday night in a thrilling 4-3 Canadiens win. The game’s outcome might have been overshadowed some by P.K. Subban’s ejection following his slash of budding Senators star Mark Stone.
The NHL reportedly decided to not suspend Subban for his actions. Not long after that news broke, however, the Senators announced Stone suffered a microfracture of his right wrist, making his availability questionable.
Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media Thursday in Montreal, echoing head coach Dave Cameron’s postgame belief that Subban should be suspended. Furthermore, Murray accused Subban of threatening Stone — twice — during Game 1.
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Unsurprisingly, Subban later told reporters he didn’t threaten Stone. Subban actually pulled no punches during his media availability Thursday.
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