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Breaking News: NHL Delivers Long-Awaited Verdict on Valeri Nichushkin Hotel Room Incident

The Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin’s hotel room was the scene of an incident last week, according to a story we covered about the release of a police tape.

In case you missed it, Nichushkin was oddly nowhere to be found when the Avalanche team doctor found an extremely intoxicated woman in his hotel room.

Nichushkin’s actions during this event, which happened during the first round series between the Avalanche and the Kraken, led to many people believing that he should be disciplined by the NHL.

Elliotte Friedman, however, stated that the NHL has made a decision in this regard. Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner of the NHL, said:

Daly says there is no NHL investigation into the Valeri Nichushkin incident, that it was handled “appropriately” by Colorado and he is eligible to play. Police cam footage was released earlier this week.

Personally, I believe that the NHL wants to put an end to this situation before it draws further criticism to the League, but Nichushkin should be held liable regardless of what happened because it looked that he fled without explaining how the woman entered his room and was found in such a state.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: and let's talk some hockey!
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