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The NHL has fined the New York Rangers a whopping $250,000 for the team’s statement condemning the league’s player safety office

Summary List PlacementThe NHL has slapped the New York Rangers with a hefty $250,000 fine after the team blasted the league's player safety office for failing to suspend Washington Capitals star Tom Wilson after an incident earlier this week. "Public comments of the nature issued by the Rangers that were personal in nature and demeaning of a League executive will not be tolerated," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "While we don't expect our Clubs to agree with every decision rendered by the Department of Player Safety, the extent to which the Rangers expressed their disagreement was unacceptable." "It is terribly unfair...

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The NHL has slapped the New York Rangers with a hefty $250,000 fine after the team blasted the league’s player safety office for failing to suspend Washington Capitals star Tom Wilson after an incident earlier this week.

“Public comments of the nature issued by the Rangers that were personal in nature and demeaning of a League executive will not be tolerated,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “While we don’t expect our Clubs to agree with every decision rendered by the Department of Player Safety, the extent to which the Rangers expressed their disagreement was unacceptable.”

“It is terribly unfair to question [Head of Safety] George Parros’ professionalism and dedication to his role and the Department of Player Safety,” Bettman added.

The team had issued a fiery statement decrying the “horrifying act of violence” from Wilson, in which he pulled down and punched Rangers superstar Artemi Panarin, injuring him for the rest of the season.

Wilson was not suspended over the incident and was only fined $5,000 for an earlier incident during the play.

The Rangers personally called out Parros and said the team had lost confidence in the league’s ability to protect its players, calling for Parros to be fired.

On Wednesday, the Rangers and Capitals got into a massive brawl during the game’s opening face-off.

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