Report: Former Wing Aaron Ward arrested for assault

The Detroit News

Former Red Wing and Michigan star Aaron Ward has been arrested for assault after taking his wife's phone, according multiple reports.

Ward, a Windsor, Ont. native who played for the Wings from 1993-2001, was also charged with interfering with emergency communication stemming from incident Friday in Cary, N.C., according to TV station WNCN.

The analyst for TSN played five years for the Carolina Hurricanes and was a member of the franchise's 2006 Stanley Cup championship team. TSN issued a statement saying that Ward has been removed from the air until further notice.

Ward played 839 NHL games before retiring as a member of the Anaheim Ducks in 2010 . He played at Michigan from 1990-1993 and was the fifth pick overall in the 1991 NHL draft by the then Winnipeg Jets (now Arizona Coyotes).

Ward's wife called 911 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. According to the warrant for his arrest, he took his wife's phone, Raleigh, N.C. TV station WRAL reported.

Due to the domestic violence nature of incident, Ward will spend a mandatory 48 hours in county jail. Anyone arrested on a domestic violence charge is held for 48 hours before bail is set.