Rangers' Panarin Taking Leave Of Absence


Published on February 23 2021 6:03 am
Last Updated on February 23 2021 6:03 am

New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence after a report in a Russian tabloid that cited a former coach as saying Panarin attacked a woman in a hotel bar in Latvia in 2011, a claim he denies.

The coach, Andrei Nazarov, said he was speaking out because of Panarin’s repeated criticism of the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin.

The Rangers said in a statement, “Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story. This is clearly an intimidation tactic being used against him for being outspoken on recent political events.”


National Hockey League

Monday, February 22 Scoreboard

Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 0

Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 2

Calgary 3, Toronto 0

Florida 3, Dallas 1

New York Islanders 3, Buffalo 0

Vegas 3, Colorado 0

Arizona 4, Anaheim 3

Minnesota 6, San Jose 2


Tuesday, February 23 Schedule (All Times Central)

New York Islanders at New Jersey, 6 p.m.

PiIttsburgh at Washingtonj, 6 p.m.

Dallas at Florida, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Columbus, 6 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa, 6 p.m.

Nashville at Detroit, 6;30 p.m.

Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m.