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03-17-2009, 06:47 AM
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As per Mike Boone @
Alexei Yemelin's season is over.
The highly-touted Russian
defenceman, a second-round draft choice of the Canadiens in 2004, was
pounded out by giant Alexander Svitov in a Russian league playoff game
on Saturday night.
As reported by Marc De Foy of
Ruefrontenac.com, Yemelin, who plays for AK Bars Kazan, suffered a
broken nose, a mild concusiion and a left eye injury that will require
Svitov – a 6'4", 230-pound behemoth selected third
overall by Tampa Bay, behind Ilya Kovalchuk and Jason Spezza, in the
2001 draft – was suspended for four games by the KHL.
Playing without Svitov, Avangard Omsk was eliminated by AK Bars Kazan last night. Oleg Petrov – yes, THAT Oleg Petrov – scored the winning goal in OT.
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