Senators GM Murray: Subban threatened Stone

We have our first controversy of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and none other than P.K. Subban is the catalyst as his two-handed slash on Mark Stone prompted a five minute major and a game misconduct on the Ottawa rookie.

After a heated and emotional Game 1 on Wednesday night, the bad blood has boiled over into Thursday.

Senators general manager Bryan Murray spoke to the media Thursday afternoon, saying that Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban made a threat to Mark Stone prior to slashing him in Ottawa’s loss.

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Subban was ejected for the play that happened in the second period, receiving a major for slashing.

The Senators announced on Thursday morning that Stone had a fractured wrist and his playoff status is uncertain.

Subban denies ever threatening Stone, or any other player while speaking to the media.

The NHL has yet to announce any supplementary discipline to Subban, but Murray is pledging senior vice president of player safety Stephane Quintal to consider further action.

Subban says he agreed with the call on the ice, but doesn’t plan on reaching out to Stone any time soon.

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