The NHL provided the following statement on Friday:

"The National Hockey League condemns the insensitive and insulting remark that Mike Milbury made throughout last night's broadcast and we have actually communicated our feelings to NBC."I truly ask forgiveness for making the remark," Milbury said. I was attempting to be profane and took it a step too far. He also coached the Bruins (1989-91) and Islanders (1995-99) following his playing career. The NHL released the following statement on Friday:

"The National Hockey League condemns the insulting and insensitive remark that Mike Milbury made throughout last night's broadcast and we have actually communicated our feelings to NBC."I genuinely apologize for making the comment," Milbury said. I was attempting to be irreverent and took it a step too far.