Former Habs enforcer Chris Nilan was shown the door by TSN

Published February 4, 2022 at 11:22

Chris Nilan, former Montreal Canadiens' star player for almost ten years, will have to find a new job. He was fired by radio station TSN 690 on Tuesday because he refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

The former Tricolore strongman sent a statement on his Twitter account on Thursday to explain the decision of TSN.

According to him, after consulting his doctors, he asked to be exempted from the vaccine for health reasons. A request that Bell Media has obviously refused. This impasse inevitably led to Nilan's dismissal.

The 63-year-old even took the time to thank his listeners following Bell Media's decision.

«I want to thank all of my loyal listeners and the greatest fans in hockey for all of your support and friendship over these many years,» Nilan wrote on Twitter. «I would especially like to acknowledge publicly the support and friendship of Mitch Melnick and Wayne Bews, two gentlemen who have always been in my corner, as well as my co-host of nearly 10 years, Sean Campbell.»

Remember that he was once a 19th round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1978 NHL draft. He scored 225 points in 688 games and spent 3043 minutes in the locker room during his distinguished career.
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