The Vancouver Canucks have positioned right-winger Jake Virtanen on go away following allegations of sexual misconduct.
The group launched a press release Saturday saying it “doesn’t settle for sexual misconduct of any sort and the claims as reported are being handled very significantly.”
The Canucks say they’ve “engaged exterior experience” to help in an unbiased investigation and Virtanen has been positioned on go away because the group awaits extra data.
An NHL spokesperson stated Saturday the league is conscious of the intense allegations and won’t remark till the outcomes of the unbiased investigation are full.
No fees have been laid, and neither Virtanen nor his representatives have responded to the allegations.
‘We’ll be able to go tonight’
“We met with the group this morning, did our pre-scout, had a morning skate. And we’ll be able to go tonight,” he stated.
Inexperienced did not say when he was made conscious of the allegations, or whether or not Virtanen was nonetheless with the group in Toronto.
Virtanen, who hails from Langley, B.C., was drafted sixth general by Vancouver in 2014. He has 5 factors, all objectives, in 38 video games this season.
Virtanen signed a two-year, $5.1-million US extension with Vancouver in October.