Rangers ahead Artemi Panarin is taking time away from the staff amid allegations that Panarin assaulted an 18-year-old girl in a bar in 2011.
The allegations, that are being extensively questioned and discredited given the unique supply, state that Panarin assaulted the girl in a Latvia bar and paid 40,000€ (about $48,651) to maintain the state of affairs lined up.
The occasion is alleged to have occurred after Panarin’s staff misplaced a recreation. A supposedly pissed off Panarin is alleged to have overwhelmed the lady and hurried off to his lodge room.
The Rangers issued a press release in help of Panarin on Monday:
The Rangers’ assertion in its totality:
Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations on this fabricated story. This is clearly an intimidation tactic getting used in opposition to him for being outspoken on current political occasions. Artemi is clearly shaken and anxious and can take a while away from the staff. The Rangers absolutely help Artemi and can work with him to determine the supply of these unfounded allegations.
The supply of the story, Andrei Nazarov, is a former head coach of Panarin’s within the KHL and is a famous and staunch supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Panarin has been an outspoken critic of Putin all through his NHL profession, going as far as to just lately submit an image of Russian opposition chief Alexi Navalny with the caption “Freedom” in Russian.
The timing of the story is taken into account questionable by some, contemplating Panarin’s current help of Navalny.
In the story, Nazarov additionally says that Panarin would additionally steal from teammates and brag about it.
Panarin has members of the family that stay in Russia.