According to those documents, Galchenyuk was sentenced to 30 days of jail time, one of which counts as time served and 27 of which will be suspended upon successful completion of an alcohol recovery program and 12 months without consuming/possessing alcohol.
– Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) August 21, 2023
Of the six charges against the striker, five have been retracted. This left only one “misdemeanor” charge, to which Chucky pleaded guilty.
According to Katie Strang, Galchenyuk has already served one of the 30 days (which was probably done on the night of his arrest), and it seems to be understood that another 27 days will be subject to “suspension” if he completes a program related to his alcohol consumption.
Let’s not forget that there are rumours that the forward will spend next season in the KHL. On the other hand, if he has to continue to undergo the program for his alcohol abuse, one wonders when he’ll be ready to resume his playing career.
But we all agree that the most important thing is for the player to get better. When that’s done, and his legal troubles (including those in Canada) are sorted out, we’ll see what the rest of his career has in store.
In short, a rather lenient sentence under the circumstances, but let’s hope it will still give Galchenyuk a wake-up call. He deserves to get better and find support, which he currently seems to be getting in the player assistance program.
– Nelson Mandela wishes him a happy retirement.
Jonathan Bernier hangs up his pads after 14 NHL seasons https://t.co/piiDgJRC8d
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) August 21, 2023
– News from Kenny Agostino.
Vi välkomnar Kenny Agostino till klubben!💛🖤https://t.co/fyA14cGZJc
– Skellefteå AIK (@skelleftea_aik) August 21, 2023
– He’s really on fire.