The 25-year-old Winnipeg native is earning $ 700,000 this season on a one-year contract.
Earlier this week, the attacker apologized for the comments he made in the chat that were leaked to the public.
In a statement, Leipsic said: “Yesterday my friend’s Instagram account was hacked and an individual posted images representative of private conversations in which I participated. Adding: “I fully recognize how inappropriate and offensive these comments are, and I sincerely apologize to everyone for my actions. “
“I commit to becoming a better person by taking the time to figure out how to move forward responsibly and meaningfully. I am really sorry. “
Screenshots of the Instagram group chat involving Leipsic began appearing on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. These images showed conversations involving misogynistic and rude comments about different women and NHL players, Leipsic taking part in the discussions.
Washington Capitals issued statement on comments: “We are aware of the unacceptable and offensive comments Brendan Leipsic in a private conversation on social media. We will deal with this matter internally. “
The NHL also released a statement Wednesday evening.
“The National Hockey League strongly condemns the misogynistic and reprehensible comments of the players Brendan Leipsic and Jack rodewald in a private group conversation that surfaced on social media. There is no place in our League for such statements, attitudes and behaviors, regardless of the forum. We will discuss this inexcusable conduct with the clubs and players concerned. “
Leipsic, 25, has spent time with five different NHL organizations since 2015, including six games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-2016.