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Friday, August 10, 2007

Chistov Signs in Russia

As I reported a few days ago, Stanislav Chistov, whom the Bruins acquired for a future 3rd rounder, has signed with Salavat Yuleav of the Russian Superleague.

For those who are wondering what the B's will do regarding his salary, according to the CBA, since Russia isn't part of the NHL-IIHF agreement, they can sign players under NHL contracts. Therefore, the Bruins can suspend him, taking his salary off the books, or consider him a "defected" player of the league.

It isn't much of a blow to the team, except for those who felt he could score 20 goals. Looks like Anaheim got the best of us on this deal. The Bruins will either be in the market for a 3rd liner (Tony Amonte, Jeff O'Neill) or have Milan Lucic earn a spot. The Bruins now have 2.7 million in cap space.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome news

4:15 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Minus 800k on the cap...

4:42 PM  
Anonymous xpunkrockelvisx said...

He could have filled a role this year, but I don't think he is much of a difference maker. I think this is just as well for the club.

5:23 PM  

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