Isles' Simon trying to apologize to Rangers' Hollweg

Updated: March 26, 2007, 11:37 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Islanders forward Chris Simon wants to apologize to the Rangers' Ryan Hollweg for Simon's now-famous stick swinging incident. The timing just hasn't worked out yet, according to a published report.

Chris Simon
Simon
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Hollweg

The New York Daily News is reporting Islanders officials have contacted Rangers representatives to attempt to set up a meeting for Simon to apologize, but scheduling conflicts have held up the meeting.

Hollweg was asked by the Daily News if had heard from Simon yet and he replied, "No, I haven't talked to him to this point and I'm not going to go out of my way now."

The paper then asked if the news about the possibility of an apology was encouraging.

"Not really," Hollweg replied.

Simon was suspended a league-record 25 games for his attack on Hollweg in the March 8 game at the Nassau Coliseum.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice decided Simon will not face criminal charges for the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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