AMHERST, N.Y. – ESPN hockey analyst and former NHL player Matthew Barnaby has pleaded not guilty to charges in what police are calling a "domestic incident" at an upstate New York home.
Amherst police say the 38-year-old was arrested Friday and spent the night in jail.
He pleaded not guilty Saturday to five charges, including criminal mischief, criminal trespass and harassment, and was released on his own recognizance. Police refused to give further details.
A phone message left at the home of Barnaby's attorney wasn't immediately returned.
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network is looking into the situation.
Barnaby broke into the league with the Buffalo Sabres and had a reputation as a league tough guy.
He played for seven NHL teams before retiring in 2007 because of a concussion suffered during a fight.