Former Sabre Barnaby pleads not guilty in 'domestic incident'
Hockey analyst and former NHL player Matthew Barnaby has pleaded not guilty to charges in what police are calling a "domestic incident" at an upstate New York home.
Amherst police say the 38-year-old was arrested Friday evening and arraigned Saturday. He was released on his own recognizance.
He pleaded not guilty to five charges, including criminal mischief, criminal trespass and harassment. Police refused to give further details.
A phone message left Saturday at the home of Barnaby's attorney wasn't immediately returned.
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network is looking into the situation.
Barnaby, who has also worked for TSN in Canada, broke into the league with the Buffalo Sabres and had a reputation as a league tough guy.
He played for seven NHL teams before retiring in 2007 because of a concussion suffered during a fight.