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02-08-2011, 12:22 PM
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Sokil
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Originally Posted by jekoh View Post
It's not a transfer unless he played for Ukraine (or any country other than Russia) before. See: http://www.iihf.com/channels/iihf-wo...igibility.html

Players who switch are eligible the minute they get their new citizenship, provided they have played 4 seasons in their new country.
Gaiduchenko, for example, had to play in Russia 2 years after getting his passport before becoming eligible for team Russia

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