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Chris Simon Taking Time Off

From Darren Dreger at TSN,

Sources tell TSN that the New York Islanders and veteran forward Chris Simon have agreed that time away from the team is needed to come to terms with his recent on-ice behavior and potentially, his playing future.

Islanders owner Charles Wang met Simon earlier today to discuss the direction best suited to provide Simon with the support he deserves.

Simon has been granted time away from the team to seek counselling, or any other method to help restore his career.

Updated 3:48pm ET: Confirmation from the Islanders:

Charles Wang:  “The actions of Chris Simon on Saturday do not reflect what the New York Islanders stand for. They were reckless, potentially dangerous and against our team concept of grit, character and heart.

“We know Chris as a respected teammate and as a gracious man away from the playing surface and believe strongly that he has earned our continued support. The Islanders are going to provide some time for Chris away from the team and give him the counseling he needs and the compassion he deserves.”

Still awaiting suspension news from the league.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chris+simon, new+york+islanders, suspensions

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