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Karlsson's wife alleges partner of Sens forward conducted campaign of harassment

Postmedia reports Melinda Karlsson filed a protection order against the long-time girlfriend of Senators' forward Mike Hoffman.
A photo of Melinda and Erik Karlsson captioned: At least the most important person in the world to me never makes me feel like a runner up 😉. (erikkarlsson65/Instagram)

The wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson has filed an order of protection against the girlfriend of one of Karlsson's teammates, alleging harassment and cyberbullying.

In an application for a peace bond filed May 4 in an Ottawa court, Melinda Karlsson alleges that Monika Caryk posted hundreds of derogatory online messages aimed at her and her husband. Caryk is the longtime partner of Senators forward Mike Hoffman.

“Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead,'' Karlsson said in the sworn statement. The Karlsson's first child, a son named Axel, was stillborn in March.

Karlsson also claimed that Caryk “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 in a statement to the Ottawa Citizen.

The Senators issues the following statement Tuesday evening: 

"We are investigating this matter in cooperation with the NHL and will take whatever steps are necessary to protect the safety and privacy of our players and their families."

Attempts to reach the Senators for comment were unsuccessful 


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