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Preds, NHL Issue Statements Regarding Reports on Alexander Radulov

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
IIHF Responds to Radulov Situation
The IIHF posted an article on its website with regards to the Alex Radulov situation. Among the highlights:

"IIHF President René Fasel has informed the KHL that a signing of a player under contract is in blatant contradiction to the agreement and a violation of what all involved parties including the KHL agreed to during the meeting in Zurich on Thursday."

"Providing that the presented facts are correct, the KHL is asked to void the contract between the player and the KHL club (Salavat Yulayev Ufa) which supposedly has signed the player."

"Since the reigning Russian champion Salavat Yulayev is one of Russia’s two representatives in the inaugural Champions Hockey League, the IIHF has legal means to impose sanctions pertaining to the club’s participation in the competition."
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile issued the following statement regarding reports that Alexander Radulov has signed a contract to play in Russia...

"Alex is under contract with the Nashville Predators through the 2008-09 season. We are looking forward to him being here for training camp and being a part of this franchise's success for years to come."

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued the following statement in response to questions regarding the Alexander Radulov reports...

"It is our understanding, based on the representations made both at our meeting yesterday, but also at an earlier meeting with Mr. Medvedev in May, that the Russian League will not allow a player to play in violation of his contractual obligations in the NHL."

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