The Ottawa Senators are investigating a problem that prompted the spouse of staff captain Erik Karlsson to file an order of safety towards the fiancee of teammate Mike Hoffman, alleging that she harassed the couple, together with remarks in regards to the loss of life of their youngster.
Within the Might four utility for a peace bond that was obtained by a number of media shops, Melinda Karlsson alleges that Monika Caryk has harassed Karlsson and her husband on-line since November 2017.
“Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead … uttered that she wished I was dead and that someone should ‘take out’ my husband’s legs to end his career,” the doc stated.
The Karlssons’ youngster, their first, was stillborn in March.
The Senators issued a press release Tuesday that learn, “We are investigating this matter in cooperation with the NHL and will take whatever steps are necessary to protect the safety and privacy of our players and their families.”
Melinda Karlsson’s utility added that “Monika Caryk has posted over 1,000 negative and derogatory statements about me as a professional.”
Reached by the Ottawa Citizen, Hoffman denied the allegations.
“There is a 150 percent chance that my fiancee Monika and I are not involved in any of the accusations that have been pursued [that are] coming our way,” he advised the newspaper. “We completely perceive there isn’t any place for cyberbullying.
“We have provided to cooperate and do something it takes to search out out who’s doing this, and assist [the Karlssons]. Clearly this can be a robust time that they are going by means of, and we wish to discover out who’s doing this, as a result of for some purpose it is coming into our courtroom, and it is 150 p.c that it isn’t us. We now have nothing to cover. We’re keen to cooperate in any method to clear up this and determine it out and show that it wasn’t us.”
Karlsson and Hoffman have been teammates on the Senators since 2011-12. Hoffman, 28, has scored greater than 20 objectives the final 4 seasons. Karlsson, 28, is a four-time All-Star and two-time Norris Trophy winner. His contract is up after subsequent season, so he has been the topic of commerce hypothesis.
The information got here on the identical day that it was revealed that Senators assistant common supervisor Randy Lee will miss at the least the primary day of the NHL draft to go to courtroom to reply costs that he harassed a shuttle bus driver.
The Senators got here inside one recreation of going to the Stanley Cup Remaining in 2017, dropping to the Penguins in Recreation 7 of the Jap Convention finals. Final season they tumbled to the second-worst document within the league.