NBC Sports has parted ways with broadcast analyst Mike Milbury, the network announced on Monday.
"We are grateful to Mike for all of his contributions to our coverage for 14 years, but he will not be returning to our NHL announce team. We wish him well," the statement reads.
Milbury was pulled from NBC's Stanley Cup playoff coverage in August following an insensitive remark he made during the waning moments of the New York Islanders-Washington Capitals game.
Milbury, 68, was speaking to co-host John Forslund during a broadcast on NBC Sports Network in Toronto about the advantages of the NHL's playoff bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"If you think about it, it's a terrific environment with regard to -- if you enjoy playing and enjoy being with your teammates for long periods of time, it's a perfect place," Forslund said.
Milbury replied: "Not even any woman here to disrupt your concentration."
The NHL condemned the comments as "insensitive and insulting." Milbury apologized for the incident and released a statement a few days later saying he decided to step away for the remainder of the playoffs to avoid being a distraction.
On Monday, NBC revealed its on-air broadcasters for the upcoming season.
Milbury is no stranger to controversial statements, most notably using the term "pansification" during the 2009 season while taking about the NHL's debate over banning fighting.
Two years later in the Stanley Cup finals, he labeled Vancouver Canucks stars Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin as "Thelma and Louise."
Milbury was a defenseman for the Boston Bruins from 1975-1987, recording 238 points (49 goals, 189 assists) and a plus-175 rating in 754 career games.
He also coached the Bruins (1989-91) and Islanders (1995-99) following his playing career. He had a 146-160-45 record in 351 games.
--Field Level Media