Manning suspended 5 games by AHL for using racial slur
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The American Hockey League suspended Bakersfield Condors defenseman Brandon Manning for five games after he directed a racial slur toward an opponent during Monday's contest against the Ontario Reign.

The Condors are the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, while the Reign are the Los Angeles Kings' top farm team.

Manning released the following statement:

"Last night I made comments to an opposing player that were stupid and offensive. After the game I spoke with the opposing player in person, which I’m very grateful for. He allowed me to apologize and I took full responsibility for what I said. To say I’ve learned from this situation is an understatement and I promise to be better."

Manning has played just 21 games with the Oilers since coming over in a trade from the Chicago Blackhawks last season along with Robin Norell in exchange for Jason Garrison and Drake Caggiula.

The 29-year-old suited up in 207 games for the Philadelphia Flyers and became a villain in Edmonton after injuring Connor McDavid in his rookie season.

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