netminder addressed tweets from 2013 that resurfaced prior to Game 1 of his club’s first-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets.
The tweets, sent in 2013, were initially uncovered by.
“It was a while ago when I was a teenager,” Binnington said Wednesday, according to. “It was a little sarcasm and joking around. That’s what life is about, you live and learn and you grow as a human. I’m just here to play a couple hockey games.”
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly also commented on the matter, per.
“Obviously, we don’t condone public comments that could be perceived as insensitive. But based on what we’ve been made aware of to this point, we don’t believe there is any basis to specifically address or even comment on five-year-old social media posts from a player who wasn’t even part of the National Hockey League at the time,” he said.
Binnington, 25, surged onto the NHL scene in his first season. He went 24-5-1 with a .927 save percentage to play a gigantic role in the Blues’ second-half playoff push.
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