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FSN Pittsburgh producer suspended for replay gaffe

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi:

FSN Pittsburgh has suspended a veteran producer for failing to provide NHL replay officials in Toronto all video footage of a disputed goal disallowed to a Philadelphia Flyers player last Thursday in a Penguins’ loss at Mellon Arena.

Lowell MacDonald, Jr., 45, has been suspended indefinitely, the Tribune-Review learned today, as part of FSN Pittsburgh’s investigation. The NHL was not directly involved in the investigation.

“There is nothing more important than the integrity of the game. During last Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, a definitive replay of a Flyers goal was not aired prior to the conclusion of the official review and, as a result, a Flyers goal was not awarded. Fortunately, this did not change the outcome of the game. Nonetheless, FSN Pittsburgh’s failure to provide video to the league officials in a timely fashion was wholly unacceptable,” FSN Pittsburgh said in a statement.

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