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Viacheslav Butsayev

Viacheslav Butsayev

Center
BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Togliatti, Russia
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: PHI / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (109th overall)
Brother of Yuri IHL Second All-Star Team (1998) Traded to San Jose by Philadelphia for Rob Zettler, February 1, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, October 19, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 1, 1998. Traded to Ottawa by Florida for Ottawa's 6th round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Justin Cox) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 8, 1999. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Ottawa in Waiver Draft, September 27, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Ottawa from Tampa Bay, October 28, 1999.
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He stuck his neck out there for us. I don't know what's wrong with him, but you see he was in pain. But he went back in there. He's a tough guy. You've got to give him credit for helping the boys out.

— Panthers forward Brandon Pirri on goalie Roberto Luongo, who returned to game on Tuesday against Maple Leafs after leaving earlier in the contest with an injury