NHL Goalie Accuses League of Medical Malpractice

Robin Lehner
Robin Lehner. Photo by Daniel Lea/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Las Vegas Raiders goalie Robin Lehner took to Twitter on Saturday to express his frustration over what he considers to be “medical malpractice” on part of the NHL. He took particular issue with the league’s medical practitioners offering benzodiazepines and Ambien to players without prescriptions.

Lehner told ESPN that he decided to go public with his concerns in order to raise awareness of the surgery issues between former teammate Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres.

The frustrated Swedish goalie made the following statement on the matter: “I’ve made crazy amount of mistakes, but lying about what I’ve seen for 12 years is not one of them. I don’t care what they say I don’t lie about these things. I’ll keep going. Have stored stories for a year. Watch now when NHL will try to cancel me.”

Lehner maintains that the Las Vegas Knights are not one of the teams that engage in this practice. He does, however, insist that some of his former teams are guilty of unethical behavior medically.

The 24-year-old Eichel has been out of action since March after incurring a herniated disk in his neck.

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