Panthers' Haley enters NHL/NHLPA assistance program

Panthers' Haley enters NHL/NHLPA assistance program
By Reuters

13/10/2018 at 01:03Updated 13/10/2018 at 01:05

Florida Panthers center Micheal Haley will be away from the team indefinitely after entering the NHL/NHLPA assistance program for undisclosed reasons, the NHL announced Friday.

The league declined further comment, while the Panthers released a brief
statement on the development.

"Micheal is a valued part of our team and Panthers family," Panthers general
manager Dale Tallon said in the statement. "He has our full support as he
takes the time he needs to tend to this matter."

Haley didn't play in either of Florida's first two games this season. His last
appearance was a preseason game on Sept. 27.

Haley, 32, led the NHL with 212 penalty minutes last season while scoring nine
points (three goals, six assists) in a career-high 75 games in his first
season with the Panthers.

Overall, Haley has 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in 205 career NHL games
with the New York Islanders, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and Florida.

--Field Level Media