On Monday night, Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports confirmed that the termination of Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards’ contract this week stemmed from an incident at a border crossing.
Which border? The Canadian border, of course! Which is why the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating that incident, according to Katie Strang of ESPN.com:
A spokesperson for the RCMP in Manitoba told ESPN that, as of Tuesday, no charges have been brought against Richards but declined to comment further. The source said that Canadian Border Services is also involved in the investigation, but a spokesperson declined comment, citing Canadian privacy laws.
A denial from the Winnipeg RCMP on Monday was reversed on Tuesday, according to TSN’s Rick Westhead, which is now saying they can’t confirm or deny he’s under investigation.
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet filled in some blanks about the Richards situation last night:
In a brief filed to the NHL and the NHLPA, the team referenced Section 2(e)Read More »from Mike Richards focus of Canadian police investigation: Report