In Russia, Andrei Markov continued to log top ice tiime at Chekhov, Sergei Kostitsyn gives controversial interview…..or did he? Pacioretty’s Ambri-Piotta coach fired.
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Alexei Emelin finally signs a lockout contract with Ak-Bars. Andrei Markov’s Ak-Bars workload increased. Sergei Kostitsyn on a roll for Avangard.
Max Pacioretty has become the go-to forward for Team USA at the World Championships. Four Canadiens prospects will square off at the Memorial Cup tournament this weekend in Shawinigan. A loophole will allow the Canadiens to turn Nathan Beaulieu pro in September. And Blake Geoffrion learns of the lunatic fringe of Canadiens fandom.
Both Kostitsyn brothers are playing for Belarus a the World Championships this week. Andrei was throwin out of Canada’s 5-1 win over Belarus Tuesday for boarding Evander Kane. Brother Sergei made news on this side of the Atlantic after making it known he’s looking for a long term contract as he enters restricted free agency, a request that appears to be greeted by a lukewarm response from Predators management.
Ryan O’Byrne will be a seventh defenceman tonight in game three of the Philadelphia/Montreal series replacing forward Sergei Kostitsyn, who’s return to the lineup lasted one game. Benoit Pouliot returns , replacing Mathieu Darche on the fourth line.
He’s back. Just when you thought the Canadiens had enough of him, Sergei Kostitsyn was on the ice in Philadelphia this morning practicing with his teammates prior to the Eastern Conference final opening game tonight.
Kostitsyn was not allowed to travel with the team for games five and seven of the semi-final series against the Penguins. Prior to that, he had been called out by Carey Price for his too-casual approach in practice. At the end of this morning’s pre-game skate he was seen in a one-on-one discussion with coach Jacques Martin. He is not expected to be in tonight’s lineup.
The hole keeps getting deeper for Sergei Kostitsyn. The troubled Canadiens right winger was kicked off the practice ice this morning after arriving late to the Brossard training centre this morning. For the second straight time he was left behind while all of his teammates traveled to Pittsburgh this afternoon. So what’s going on with
The Canadiens left for Pittsburgh this afternoon without forward Sergei Kostitsyn. If there was doubt about his future as a member of the club it was all-but-erased with Jacques Martin’s decision this morning.
Today, Kostitsyn did not take part in the team’s morning skate. Jacques Martin met with him and told him to work out in the gym, away from the team, clearly a disciplinary move designed to defuse any residual dressing room toxicity. How permanent it is, remains to be seen.
Disappointed or not, reserve players, because they’re not getting regular ice time in games, must put in extra practice time in order to remain ready for any possible roster contingency. Neither Price nor Kostitsyn has played since game four of the Washington series.