Erik Karlsson’s wife accuses Hoffman’s girlfriend of harassment campaign

Erik Karlsson's wife, Melinda Karlsson, has applied for a peace bond against Monika Caryk, the longtime girlfriend of Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman, over an alleged campaign of harassment, according to Shaamini Yogaretnam of the Ottawa Citizen.

The application for the peace bond - the criminal code equivalent of a restraining order - was sworn in front of the courts May 4. It alleges that Caryk had been threatening the Karlssons since November 2017.

In late March, the Karlssons announced on social media that their son, Axel, was stillborn. After that, Melinda says Caryk attacked the Karlssons via social media comments and posts. However, Melinda indicated the harassment started much earlier.

"Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead," Melinda's statement to the court reads. "She also uttered that she wished I was dead and that someone should 'take out' my husband's legs to 'end his career.'

"Monika Caryk has posted over 1,000 negative and derogatory statements about me as a professional."

Hoffman denied the allegations when reached by the Citizen on Tuesday afternoon.

"There is a 150 percent chance that my fiancee Monika and I are not involved in any of the accusations that have been pursued (that are) coming our way. We totally understand there's no place for cyberbullying," Hoffman said.

Hoffman said he and Caryk have offered to cooperate, and reiterated his claim that they were not responsible.

The peace bond application had an ordered court date of May 25. By that time, Caryk had yet to be served with the notice, according to Yogaretnam.

Hoffman and Karlsson have been Senators teammates since 2011.

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