Saturday, February 21, 2009

NHL Investigating Habs Over Links To Alleged Drug Trafficker

Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey answers a question during Friday's press conference. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

GM Gainey expresses concern over allegations, will co-operate with NHL.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to Hockey Night in Canada's Jeff Marek that the league is investigating a report in Friday's edition of La Presse that links two Montreal Canadiens players to a man arrested in a recent sting operation.

"I can confirm we are investigating the facts," Daly wrote in an email exchange with Marek.

According to the Montreal newspaper, Canadiens forwards Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn allegedly made calls to 38-year-old Pasquale Mangiola requesting vodka, women and luxury cars while the players were at local restaurants and bars.

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More News On The Montreal Canadians

Habs 'concerned' players hung out with alleged dealer -- CTV
Canadiens sideswiped by scandal -- National Post
Habs GM concerned about players' alleged link to criminal -- TSN
Reeling Habs return home for Northeast clash with Sens -- TSN
Senators-Canadiens Preview -- USA Today
Kovalev back in Canadiens’ lineup -- National post
Struggling Kovalev back in Canadiens' fold -- CBC
Mess in Montreal -- FOX News
Great Unravelling under way in Montreal -- The Globe And Mail

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