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Alexei Kovalev: “I had two offers from NHL teams, but I decided to get back to Russia”

Alexei Kovalev: “I had two offers from NHL teams, but I decided to get back to Russia”

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Alexei Kovalev: "I had two offers from NHL teams, but I decided to get back to Russia" (Photo © Getty Images) Alexei Kovalev recently signed a 2-year deal with Atlant Mytischi of the KHL, and he confirmed that he still had offers from the NHL. "I had two offers from NHL teams", 38-years-old Kovalev told Russian newspaper Sovetsky Sport. "But I chose Russia." Kovalev, who played more than 1300 games in the NHL, scoring more than 1000 points, explained one of the main reasons for his move to the Moscow region team. "The lenght of the contract was a problem. I don't want to pack my suitcases every year. I understood that in North America I wouldn't get more than an one-year deal, while Atlant offered me two years." Kovalev also explained other aspects of his transfer. "I didn't play much in ...
Chris Bourque: “Got sick of waiting for my chance in Washington and then being used to plug holes in roster”

Chris Bourque: “Got sick of waiting for my chance in Washington and then being used to plug holes in roster”

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Chris Bourque: "Got sick of waiting for my chance in Washington and then being used to plug holes in roster" (Photo © SportsDaily) The former Washington Capitals forward Chris Bourque, who moved this summer to Atlant Mytischi of the KHL, gave an interview to SportsDaily.ru. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. The story of your signing with Atlant was pretty long. Were you hesitating? Bourque: "I just wanted to see how it'd turn out with the Capitals. When the situation wasn't clear I had to told Atlant that they'd have to wait." But then finally the Capitals offered you a contract. Why did you decide to move to Russia? Bourque: "Things were going the way that I'd not get a spot with the Capitals. I have won everything in the AHL - like the Calder Cup and the pla...
KHL Players of December: Eremeev, Bykov, Mozyakin

KHL Players of December: Eremeev, Bykov, Mozyakin

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KHL Players of December: Eremeev, Bykov, Mozyakin (Photo © khl.ru) The KHL named the players of the month. They are: goalie Vitaly Eremeev, defenceman Dmitri Bykov, forward Sergei Mozyakin. KHL goalie of December: Vitaly Eremeev, Dynamo Moscow. Eremeev recorded 3 shutouts in 6 games, having 1.33 GAA and 95.5 saving percent. KHL defenceman of December: Dmitri Bykov, Atlant Mytischi. Bykov scored 2 goals and 4 assists in 9 games, having a plus-9 record. KHL forward of December: Sergei Mozyakin, Atlant Mytischi. Mozyakin scored 5 goals and 9 assists in 9 games, having a plus-7 record.
KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points

KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points

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KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points (Photo © khl.ru) More than half of a season has passed in the KHL and it is time to tally up an interim total. Below are Top 5 lists of goal scorers, assists, points and plus/minus leaders. Among the highlights are Marcel Hossa of Dinamo Riga topping the scorers rating, Maxim Spiridonov proving his worth after a few bad seasons with 20 goals in 40 games, SKA linemates Maxim Sushinskiy and Alexei Yashin being assists leaders and Sergei Fedorov being the 3rd in plus/minus rating. KHL Top Goal Scorers 1. Marcel Hossa, Dinamo Riga, 24 goals in 37 games. 2. Alexei Morozov, Ak Bars, 20 in 34. 3. Maxim Spiridonov, Barys, 20 in 40. 4. Maxim Sushinskiy, SKA, 18 in 39. 5. Alexander Radulov, Salavat Yulaev, 18 in 36. KHL Assists Leaders 1. Alexei Yashin, ...
Martin Gerber’s injury not so serious

Martin Gerber’s injury not so serious

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Martin Gerber's injury not so serious (Photo © boeboda.ru) Swiss goalie Martin Gerber, who was hospitalized yesterday with a neck injury, underwent advanced examination Monday morning. Fortunately it didn't confirm the preliminary diagnosis "compression fracture of the fourth cervical vertebra". According to the new information Gerber has spinal contusion and recovering will take weeks, not months. "When Gerber was delivered to the Podolsk hospital he underwent examination that didn't show any fractures. Monday morning computed tomography confirmed there was no fracture but rather a spinal contusion," said Atlant's doctor Andrei Bagdasaryan to Sovetskiy Sport. "According to the doctors, Gerber's recovering will take weeks and not months. Thus there is no need in searching for a new goalie...
Martin Gerber hospitalized with a serious neck injury

Martin Gerber hospitalized with a serious neck injury

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Martin Gerber hospitalized with a serious neck injury (Photo © khl.ru) Swiss goalie Martin Gerber, who past summer left the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL to play for Atlant Mytischi of the KHL, was hospitalized after suffering a serious neck injury in a game against Vityaz Chekhov on December 13. According to Russian site lifesports.ru during the second period a Vityaz forward ran into Gerber. As a result Gerber ended up lying on the ice. After being tested by the team's doctors Gerber was put on a wheel stretcher and taken off the ice. He was sent to a Podolsk municipal hospital where he was diagnosed with a compression fracture of the third cervical vertebra. "The injury is very serious, Martin can forget about hockey for the next 6 months," said one of the hospital's doctors, ...
Denis Bodrov leaves Atlant

Denis Bodrov leaves Atlant

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Denis Bodrov leaves Atlant (Photo © atlant-mo.ru) Through Atlant's official site, the team's General Manager Ravil Ishakov reported that the contract with Denis Bodrov is ceased with immediate effect. The parts mutually agreed to separate ways. Bodrov joined Atlant last season, after spending his whole career within Lada Togliatti. A couple of years ago he has been very near to a move overseas as the Philadelphia Flyers manifested much interest towards him, but he apparently refused offers from both the Flyers and Avangard Omsk to remain in his hometown club. Denis Bodrov was a second round draft pick on the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. In the 33 games he played with the Moscow Region team during 08-09 and 09-10 seasons, he scored two goals and five assists, with 30 PIMs. He also played four pos...