Senators assistant GM will miss at least start of draft for court date

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee's ongoing legal proceedings will prevent him from attending at least the start of the upcoming NHL draft.

Lee's attorney, Paul Cambria, confirmed to The Associated Press that his client is expected to attend his next court appearance in Buffalo on June 22, the same day the first round of the draft takes place in Dallas.

The Senators executive was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment late in May while visiting Buffalo for the league's scouting combine.

Lee pleaded not guilty to making lewd comments toward, and rubbing the shoulders of, a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the AP in an email that the league has no position on whether Lee can attend the draft as a whole, saying that decision is up to the Senators.

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