The Washington Capitals have placed winger Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers for the purposes of terminating his contract, the club announced Friday.
Earlier this week, Leipsic apologized for inappropriate and offensive comments that he says were made in a private conversation on Instagram but leaked as a result of a hack. The comments appeared to show the Winnipeg native making misogynistic and offensive remarks, including some directed at current and former teammates.
The NHL put out a release Wednesday evening stating that there is no place in the league for “such statements, attitudes and behavior, no matter the forum,” while Leipsic posted a statement to Twitter on Wednesday, saying he is committed to learning from the experience and becoming a better person by “taking time to determine how to move forward in an accountable, meaningful way.”
Leipsic, 25, has played four years in the NHL, spending time with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings.