Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff meeting Bettman on Friday

Elliotte Friedman joins Hockey Central to discuss Joel Quenneville's meeting with Gary Bettman on Thursday, Kevin Cheveldayoff's meeting getting pushed up and the NHL memo that was sent to all teams.

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will travel to New York with co-owner and governor Mark Chipmanon Thursday night and meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday to discuss his role in the Chicago Blackhawks' sexual abuse scandal.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday.

Cheveldayoff was an assistant general manager with the Blackhawks and in attendance for a meeting on May 23, 2010, that was one of the focal points of an investigation concluded this week by Jenner & Block LLP. The independent investigation looked into allegations of sexual assault made by a former player against a former assistant coach, Brad Aldrich, during the club's run to the 2010 Stanley Cup.

Kyle Beach identified himself as the former player in an interview with TSN on Wednesday.

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville, the coach of the Blackhawks in 2010, met with Bettman on Thursday.

The May 23, 2010, meeting featured the team's executives at the time – which also featured Quenneville, team president John McDonough, hockey operations executive Al MacIsaac, executive vice president Jay Blunk and general manager Stan Bowman – was convened to discuss what to do about allegations made against Aldrich. While witness interviews each painted different pictures of what was actually said during the meeting, the investigation determined that no action against Aldrich was taken until after the team defeated the Flyers in the Finals in mid-June.

In July, Cheveldayoff said he “had no knowledge of any allegations involving Mr. (Brad) Aldrich until asked if (he) was aware of anything just prior to the conclusion of his employment with the Chicago Blackhawks," via a statement issued by the Jets. Contradictory to the findings in the report.

After the report was made public Tuesday, Cheveldayoff released the following statement.

"I have shared everything I know about this matter as part of my participation in Jenner & Block's investigation. That is reflected in today's investigation report. Further, I look forward to my discussion with Commissioner Bettman at the soonest possible date to continue to cooperate fully with the National Hockey League. I will reserve further comment until after that conversation has been conducted."

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