'Hawks ban 4 from games for racist taunt

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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly.

The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals.

"Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks," team spokesman Adam Rogowin said Monday in an email to The Associated Press.


Rank Player +/-
1 W. Karlsson, VGK34
2 R. Smith, VGK29
3 J. Marchessault, VGK27
4t Z. Chara, Bos25
4t A. Matthews, Tor25
6t D. Brown, LA24
6t Y. Gourde, TB24
6t V. Hedman, TB24
6t J. Manson, Anh24
6t B. Marchand, Bos24
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1 A. Vasilevskiy, TB34
2 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg31
3t F. Andersen, Tor29
3t P. Rinne, Nsh29
5 B. Holtby, Was28
6t B. Bishop, Dal24
6t S. Bobrovsky, Cls24
8t D. Dubnyk, Min23
8t H. Lundqvist, NYR23
8t T. Rask, Bos23
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