Donut Village villa offers ‘unusual’ location for ‘big-name players’
VILLE PLATTE, Ind.
— — The owners of a big-name team haven’t ruled out the possibility of bringing the Montreal Canadiens’ Pierre Turgeon back to their village for a season.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, the owners of the St. Louis Blues said they’d be open to letting the 34-year-old Turgeon return to the Stampede, but that he wouldn’t be a regular player at the club.
“We’re not ruling anything out,” said owner Mike Yeo.
“If he wants to come back, he’s welcome to come.
We’re open to the possibility.
We don’t rule it out.”
Turgeon has not played in the NHL since 2013-14, when he was traded to the New York Rangers.
He’s been suspended for three games by the NHL for violating the league’s anti-doping program and is under contract with the St Louis Blues until July 1.
He will be eligible to return to play for the Blues in 2020-21.
Yeo has said he’ll be a little more open to trading Turgeon, but said he’d prefer if he remained with the team.
“It’s going to be a matter of timing,” he said.
“We’re going to see where that takes us.”
Yeo and the Blues’ owner have made no secret of their desire to keep Turgeon around.
Turgeon is a fan favorite and a big reason the Blues have won three Stanley Cups in the last four seasons.
He’s scored at least 20 goals in every season he’s been in the league and has a team-leading 61 points.