2 NHL players face assault charges after their arrest early Sunday in Manhattan, the New York Post reported.
Sonny Milano of the Columbus Blue Jackets and A.J. Greer of the Colorado Avalanche supposedly assaulted a 28-year-old man in a dispute over a bar bill at 1 Oak, a nightclub in the Chelsea area, police sources told the newspaper.
The guy complained of pain in ribs and his mouth and allegedly suffered injuries. Authorities were called by him but said he didn’t require medical care.
Milano, the No. 16 overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, has played with just 70 games over four seasons with the Blue Jackets. He is a free agent, late last month, and the Jackets made him a qualifying offer.
The 23-year-old Milano, a left wing, is a New York native with 24 career points (15 goals, nine assists).
Blue Jackets general director Jarmo Kekalainen issued the following statement:
“We are aware of the reports involving Sonny. We are reviewing the situation and will not be commenting further at this moment.”
The Avalanche left wing chosen Greer, 22, from the 2015 draft’s second round. In parts of four seasons, he’s appeared in 37 games, including 15 in the 2018-19 season.
He has six career points (one goal, five assists). His only career goal came in this season.
–Field Level Media