Vancouver Canucks forward Andrei Kuzmeko is the latest NHL player to become embroiled in the league’s Pride jersey controversy.
The Russian winger skipped warmups ahead of the Canucks’ annual Pride game against the Calgary Flames on Friday. His teammates took to the ice wearing a themed jersey celebrating the LGBTQ community.
Coach Rick Tocchet said earlier in the day that Kuzmenko decided not to wear the special uniform following discussions with his family.
“I’m not going to get into it because we don’t know the deals that happen over there. So I respect his decision,” Tocchet said.
Kuzmenko, 27, has become a fan favourite in
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