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Vladimir Malakhov

Vladimir Malakhov  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: August 30, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Sverdlovskurg, Russia
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: NYI / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 10th   (191st overall)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1993) Traded to Montreal by NY Islanders with Pierre Turgeon for Kirk Muller, Mathieu Schneider and Craig Darby, April 5, 1995. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury suffered in exhibition game vs. Boston, September 27, 1999. Traded to New Jersey by Montreal for Sheldon Souray, Josh DeWolf and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (later traded to Washington later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Andreas Holmqvist) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 1, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 10, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to knee injury vs. Montreal, November 11, 2000. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers for Rick Kozak and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Ondrej Pavelec) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 4, 2005. Missed remainder of 2005-06 season after being suspended by New Jersey, December 19, 2005. Traded to San Jose by New Jersey with New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected David Perron) in 2007 Entry Draft for Alexander Korolyuk and Jim Fahey, October 1, 2006.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie