The New York Rangers have referred to as for the removing of George Parros, head of the NHL Division of Participant Security, after the league opted to not droop Washington Capitals ahead Tom Wilson for a pair of incidents in a sport Monday night time.
Wilson was fined $5,000 by the NHL for punching Rangers ahead Pavel Buchnevich behind the top whereas he was facedown on the ice in the course of the second interval of the Capitals’ 6-3 win. Later, throughout a scrum between the groups, Wilson threw Rangers star ahead Artemi Panarin to the ice.
“The New York Rangers are extraordinarily dissatisfied that Capitals ahead Tom Wilson was not suspended for his horrifying act of violence final night time at Madison Sq. Backyard. Wilson is a repeat offender with a protracted historical past of those kind of acts and we discover it stunning that the NHL and their Division of Participant Security didn’t take the suitable motion and droop him indefinitely. Wilson’s harmful and reckless actions prompted an damage to Artemi Panarin that can forestall him from enjoying once more this season,” the Rangers mentioned in a press release.
The Rangers mentioned Panarin suffered a lower-body damage that saved him out of the third interval towards Washington and ended his season with three video games remaining. Wilson was given two minor roughing penalties and a 10-minute misconduct, however returned to the sport within the third interval to attain a purpose.
On Tuesday, it was introduced that Wilson wouldn’t obtain a listening to for the incident and was not penalized additional for the altercation with Panarin.
“We view this as a dereliction of responsibility by NHL Head of Participant Security, George Parros, and imagine he’s unfit to proceed in his present position,” the Rangers mentioned.
Parros succeeded Stephane Quintal as senior vice chairman of participant security in September of 2017. He performed 474 video games within the NHL as an enforcer for the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Geese, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens.
Wilson has been suspended 5 occasions throughout Parros’ tenure, most lately for seven video games after injuring Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo on a boarding play in March.