Ducks' GM Accidentally Hits Woman with Chair

Anaheim Ducks' Scott Neidermayer skates around the goal with the puck while being guarded by Phoenix Coyotes' Steven Reinprecht during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)
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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say a woman was accidentally hit by a chair swung by Ducks general manager Bob Murray after Anaheim's loss to the Red Wings in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Sgt. Alan Quinn said on Saturday that the woman was struck while in the press box Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, and Murray apologized. Quinn says police took a report and the woman declined
to seek charges.

The incident was first reported on Friday by WJBK-TV in Detroit.

The Ducks said Saturday that Murray denies throwing a chair. On Friday, he told the Los Angeles Times that it was a "complete accident."

With the 4-3 win, the Wings advanced to play the Chicago Blackhawks in the conference finals that start Sunday in Detroit.