Not exactly the breaking news anybody wanted to hear on a Friday afternoon. 

The NHL has launched an investigation regarding former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon after a claim has been made that he used a racial slur while in the Toronto Playoff bubble. 

The NHL would not comment on the information but did confirm they are currently investigating the situation. 

Tallon spoke to FloridaHockeyNow and denied anything like that happened. 

“I am not racist by any means,” Tallon said. “I have never said anything of the sort. I am all for peace, am all for this alliance and what everyone is trying to do right now.”

According to Tallon, he believes the incident in question stems around the emotional speech Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba gave on racial inequalities on Aug. 1.

More to come.