According to Shaun Rine of the Wheeling News-Register, Keven Veilleux, the Penguins 2nd round pick in 2007, has been suspended indefinitely by the Wheeling Nailers for allegedly using a racial slur during Sunday’s victory against South Carolina.
”I’m horrified and I’m disgusted,” Wheeling alternate governor Tim Roberts said. ”It will not be tolerated.”
According to Rine, “Veilleux and South Carolina’s Scooter Vaughan, who is African American, fought twice in a 5-0 Wheeling rout. The two were involved in their first incident at 6:48 of the third, and it ended with Veilleux pushing Vaughan through the door to the Nailers’ bench. That wasn’t enough for Veilleux, however. He stood for a while in the penalty box, shouting at Vaughan, and this is allegedly the point the slur was used.”
The Penguins have not had any comment yet on the incident.
Veilleux has struggled to stay healthy since being drafted in 2007 and has been working his back this season from major knee surgery.