Chris Nilan fired from TSN 690 for COVID-19 vaccination refusal

Published February 4, 2022 at 7:42

Former Habs tough guy Chris Nilan tells all after being fired from TSN 690 for refusing to get the vaccinations for COVID-19.

Nilan said "I sought exemption and it was denied". However, Nilan didn't specify what his medical conditions were.


In a post today on Twitter, the host of midday show Off the cuff said he was ordered by TSN parent company Bell Media to take the vaccine.

After consultation with my doctor and based upon my medical conditions, I have decided not to take the shot,» Nilan wrote. «I sought a medical exemption and was denied.»

In what he described as an «unfair action by Bell Media,» Nilan's contract was terminated on Tuesday, Hockey inside out reported.

«I want to thank all of my loyal listeners and the greatest fans in hockey for all of your support and friendship over these many years» 3Nilan wrote on Twitter. «I would especially like to acknowledge publicly the support and friendship of Mitch Melnick and Wayne Bews, two gentlemen who have always been in my corner, as well as my co-host of nearly 10 years, Sean Campbell. »


Chris Nilan played 13 NHL seasons with the Canadiens, the Rangers and the Boston Bruins. His first ten seasons were with the Montreal Canadiens. Chris Nilan will be remembered as the Canadiens' tough guy and had the nickname "Knuckles".

Credit: Montreal Gazette
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