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Karlsson’s wife: Partner of teammate harassed couple

June 12, 2018

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson has filed an order of protection against the girlfriend of one of Karlsson’s teammates, alleging harassment and cyberbullying.

In an application for a peace bond filed May 4 in an Ottawa court, Melinda Karlsson said Monika Caryk posted hundreds of derogatory online messages aimed at her and her husband, a star player for the Senators. Caryk is the longtime partner of Senators forward Mike Hoffman.

“Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead,” Melinda Karlsson said in the sworn statement. The Karlssons’ first child, a son named Axel, was stillborn in March.

Karlsson also claimed that Caryk “uttered that she wished I was dead and that someone should ‘take out’ my husband’s legs to ‘end his career.’”

Hoffman denied the allegations in a statement to the Ottawa Citizen. The team did not immediately provide a comment to the Canadian Press.

Karlsson was drafted 15th overall by the Senators in 2008 and has blossomed into an elite NHL defenseman. Hoffman is one of the team’s top forwards with four straight seasons of more than 20 goals.

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