It’s clear my attempt at humour w regards to the hit on Elias Pettersson was in poor taste. I apologize. I met him in Van & was impressed w him as a person & player. It sickened me to see the aftermath of the hit. Concussions are not to be made light of. I hope he’s okay. My bad.

— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) October 15, 2018