Panthers forward Krys Barch was ejected after reportedly directing a racial slur at a Montreal player Saturday night, and Florida coach Kevin Dineen said it was now a matter for the NHL to investigate.
Barch was given a game misconduct after a dustup at the end of the first period in Florida's 3-2 win. The Miami Herald, citing an unidentified league official, said linesman Darren Gibbs overheard Barch use the slur against P.K. Subban, whose parents are Jamaican.
Barch left the dressing room before media members were allowed in for postgame interviews, The on-ice officials were not made available for comment.
''Personally, I didn't hear anything. I don't even know what happened, really,'' Subban said. ''A couple of guys on the ice told me that something was said. I don't know what was said. I didn't hear it. As far as I'm concerned it's really out of my hands, so I don't really know too much about it.''
Dineen was careful with his comments.
''Well, my take is we have an incredib...