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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Zhamnov Almost Concluded

From the Boston Globe...

Alexei Zhamnov, the $12 million-plus experiment that blew up in the Bruins' face last season, will report to training camp this week, ostensibly to fail his medical examination. According to general manager Peter Chiarelli, the 35-year-old pivot faces no option but to retire, because of the ankle he broke last season. "Sometimes he can barely walk," said Chiarelli. Zhamnov, who had 1 goal and 10 points in 24 games before shattering the ankle, will be categorized a "long-term injury exception," as provided by the CBA, and his remaining salary (two years/$8.2 million) will be excluded from the cap. The Bruins must pay Zhamnov his remaining salary, as scheduled over the two seasons, and then seek reimbursement via insurance.


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