The play-by-play man's take on the team's premature ouster was way over the top.
Vladimir Putin's influence has reportedly extended to at least one NHL team's Pride Night apparel.
"I respect everybody's choices," said the Flyers player who refused to wear a Pride-themed jersey in the warmup skate and skipped it altogether.
Faizal Khamisa used his time on air to make several references to the singer-songwriter’s record-breaking album.
The new Sharks general manager played in three seasons for the hockey team.
The man, identified by police as James Anastasio, 29, also allegedly punched a second person as he fled the scene.
The New York Islanders star had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
"We understand the decision," Olympic broadcaster NBC said.
The hockey league's holiday break will begin two days earlier than originally planned. Five games set for Thursday have been postponed.