Merzlikins, 27, 月曜日の夜の後に記者団に語った 4-1 トンネルを歩きながらファンに勝つ “挑発” キブレニクスの死について彼, who died over the summer after being struck in the chest with a firework.
“I strongly believe I was expecting a shutout, because I believe in karma. There are some stupid people in this world. It was really bad, what happened when I was walking out. There was a fan from Dallas who provoked me about Matiss,” 彼は言った, 経由して ESPN.
“番号,” Merzlikins replied when asked if he responded. “Stupid people don’t come into my head. I leave them there. I didn’t get upset. I just realized how stupid people are. I don’t care what he said.”
One video from the Blue Jackets Instagram Stories was circulating on social media and appeared to catch a fan shouting “don’t light a firework.”
The Blue Jackets and stadium security are attempting to identify the fan, アスレチックの Aaron Portzline reports.
Merzlikins said during a memorial service in July for Kivlenieks, who was both a friend and teammate, that he “died a hero” after saving him and his pregnant wife.
“He saved not just many lives, but when it happened, I was standing 20-30 feet back of him and I was hugging my wife,” 彼はその時に言った. “I was hugging my wife. He saved my son, he saved my wife, and he saved me.”
Elvis Merzlikins stopped 31 の 32 shots on Monday and is unbeaten in four starts this season.