SUNRISE, Fla. Its the NHLs second annual Movember, with players growing mustaches to promote the month-long campaign to promote awareness of prostate cancer. Patrick Kane is going to try and grow one, but isnt feeling too good about the possible outcome.
Its probably going to be pretty creepy, he said. Im sure Carcillo will probably dominate me on this one but Ill give it a try. Theres a lot of guys who do it around the league and (goaltender Ray) Emerys got a good one going already. Its just a fun thing to do. At the same time, it raises awareness.
Carcillo said he was willing to help Kane.
I told him Id even the playing field and Just for Men mine blond or red like his. I dont know If he took that offer or not, but well see what happens, he said. Maybe by week two or three youll see mine. It should be an even race.
The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.
On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:
We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.
The Blackhawks dealt defenseman Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick. Kempny had seven points in 31 games this season.
Kempny, 27, recorded 15 points in 81 career games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an assist in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Capitals.
Kempny signed a one-year extension through the end of this season back in May.