When is it OK to have bubble baths?
The NHL says it won’t penalize players or coaches for wearing bubble baths.
However, some players may be penalized if they’re caught wearing them in games.
The league’s head of player safety and welfare, Rob Meehan, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday that the league has asked the NFL Players Association to take steps to address the issue.
The NHLPA did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
The league issued a statement Monday saying the league was working to get a new rule in place for teams.
The rules currently in place in the National Hockey League require players and coaches to wear approved bubble bath solutions and provide a clean-up area.
In a statement to the Pittsburgh-area CBS affiliate, the Pittsburgh Penguins said they would follow the league’s guidelines.
The Penguins said in a statement that the team would not be using bubble baths or similar solutions at home in the locker room or on the ice.
Penguins coach Mike Johnston has been vocal about the need for more rules to address what he calls “the scourge of bubble baths.”
“I think that we need to have rules in place that are consistent with what our fans want,” Johnston said.
“This is something that needs to be regulated.
I think it’s something that has to be looked at.”