Ducks forward Antoine Vermette was ejected from Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Wild after slashing an official.
The incident occurred following a faceoff at the 12:27 mark of the third period. After losing the draw, Vermette apparently became upset with the way linesman Shandor Alphonso dropped the puck and extended his stick to make contact with Alphonso’s back.
Earlier Saturday, the Red Wings issued a statement via Twitter threatening legal action and denouncing the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration.
The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place today in Charlottesville, Va., the statement read. The Red Wings believe that Hockey is for everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation. We are exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration.
A slightly modified version of the team’s distinctive red-and-white logo is being used at the Unite the Right rally by a Michigan group calling themselves the The Detroit Right Wings.
A state of emergency has been declared in Charlottesville, where hundreds of white nationalists and counter-protesters brawled Friday night and were still clashing by mid-day Saturday.