Dallas Stars' Sean Avery has been suspended for inappropriate comments about ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert, who is currently dating Calgary Flames player Dion Phaneuf.
"I am really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada," Avery told reporters Tuesday morning. "I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about. Enjoy the game tonight."
The NHL quickly responded with an open-ended suspension pending a hearing.
In a statement, team owner Thomas Hicks said, "I completely support the league's decision to suspend Sean Avery," continuing with, "Had the league not suspended him, the Dallas Stars would have. This organization will not tolerate such behavior, especially from a member of our hockey team. We hold our team to a higher standard and will continue to do so."
Cuthbert, a regular on FHM and Maxim magazines' Hot 100 lists, dumped Avery in August 2007.
View photos of Elisha Cuthbert and video of Sean Avery's "sloppy seconds" comment below.