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Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov goes without decal as team celebrates Pride night

 


The Toronto Maple Leafs held the team’s annual Pride night celebration Tuesday — minus themed warmup jerseys. And Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov didn’t wear a Pride decal on the back of his mask.


Players sported Pride decals on their helmets and many used rainbow stick tape during the pre-game skate before taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Samsonov, however, opted out of wearing the decal.


The Leafs have held Pride nights in support of the LGBTQ+ community since 2017, but have never sported special warmup jerseys.



 


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