In the aftermath of last night’s NHL game, the bar stool is back in the news, but its not because of the players.
The bar stooge, the one whose name is now synonymous with the NHL’s worst player, has taken a knee on the ice and is reportedly crying, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.
That’s a big no-no for any team in the NHL.
That includes the Sabres, who have suspended the stoogee indefinitely and have said that they will not be using the bar stool in the future.
The team’s policy is that players who kneel on the bench, or in the face of a hostile crowd, should not be allowed to use the stool.
The Sabres are the latest team to announce that it will not use the barstool.
The Red Bar is a Canadian-themed restaurant that has a bar in Toronto that has been used as a stand-in for the NHL and other professional sports teams.
Its a place that has an entire menu devoted to hockey, including a menu that includes a bar stool.
It’s also a popular location for the team’s players, who often take a knee and kneel down during games to protest social injustice.
The idea of a player kneeling for the national anthem has become a flashpoint in the NFL and NBA over the past few weeks.
But the NHL has been largely silent about the situation, even though the league has said it will no longer allow players to use their stools on the benches.
“We have suspended Red Bar’s ownership and management until further notice.
This is a personal decision that Red Bar has made for itself and it is not representative of the team, our players or the entire NHL family,” the NHL said in a statement released Tuesday.
The league also clarified its policy on the use of the bar.
“Players will not utilize the bar for the duration of the National Anthem and will not sit down during the National Hockey League on-ice activities,” the statement read.
“Red Bar is not affiliated with any team, league or organization and is not endorsed by the NHL.”
It’s not the first time the NHL hasn’t taken a stand on the issue.
Back in July, the NHL issued a statement that called the bar-stool controversy “disrespectful to our players and the game of hockey.”
The NHL said it is “currently evaluating our current policies” on the matter and would not be making any further comment until that time.