Cherepanov Sent Down
Saturday September 06th 2008, 10:18 am

It appears there may be more to Alexei Cherepanov’s groin injury than first thought. Sport-Express is reporting that the 19-year old forward has been assigned to Avangard Omsk’s farm team. In his place Omsk has called up 23-year old Anton Malyshev.

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    Wow, I must say that was a bit unexpected. I wonder if this is a rehab assignment or if the team thinks his play needs work?
    What’s interesting to me is that people say “oh Europeans won’t play in the AHL they think it is beneath them and would rather bolt back to Europe.” Now AC has been sent down, and I wonder if it would make him want to bolt to America? Ha!
    Either way, I will be curious for further developments. Thanks for the info Laurie!

    Comment by Amos 09.06.08 @ 11:52 am

    Amos, I suspect it’s just injury-related. He was also included on the KHL’s list of injured players (http://www.khl.ru/news/2008/9/5/3264.html) that was released last night.

    The KHL changed its rules and requirements so many times over the course of the summer that I stopped paying attention… but most likely it’s just a matter of needing roster space. We’ll find out soon enough!

    Comment by laurie 09.06.08 @ 2:28 pm

    I for one take all of this with a grain of salt since our friend Bardin has shown repeatedly that he does not always play fair.

    I for one can see Bardin swearing up and down that Pelino tampered with Cherepanov if the kid tries to bolt to the USA.

    After all Bardin does appear to know a thing or 2 about tampering with a player under contract to someone else.

    Comment by Jess 09.07.08 @ 5:06 am

    Sigh.

    Comment by Amos 09.07.08 @ 11:22 am

    You know, wouldn’t it be hilarious if them sending Cherepanov down was a way to get him off the radar to participate in Ranger training camp? I mean other than being impossible and improbable I would just about die laughing if that happened.

    Comment by Amos 09.07.08 @ 11:26 pm

    Can anyone say Sergei Samsonov? That’s what this kid is. Another pretty skater and puckhandler. All flash and no substance. Watch and see that Grachev is the better all-around player. Hope Zherdev isn’t the same. This kid is a dog. Watched last year’s Super series and P Maguire said the book on “Cherry” is if you hit him, he disappears. The Canadians hit him and, well, he disappeared. Stay in Russia.

    Comment by Nickyboy 09.09.08 @ 9:30 pm

    That hit (to the head) landed him in the hospital for 2 weeks with a concussion. Congratulations on your ability to evaluate a player based on watching him play a game and a half in which his team was completely outclassed by their opponents. With skills like that you might want to look into a career as a professional scout.

    Comment by elliot 09.09.08 @ 10:16 pm

    really. you’re probably one of the morons that believes that sutter’s hit on cherepanov was “clean,” like the rest of canada does, not a dirty as hell hit based on seething rage due to a trip that was his own fault. and if you’re basing your “stay in russia” comment on ANYTHING that schmuck pierre mcguire says (him being one of the afforementioned morons), then you seem to be in possession of as little intelligence as mcguire has. if you’re telling someone with AC’s skills to “stay in russia,” you obviously don’t want the rangers to improve. i’d love to hear how this “dog,” as you so eloquently put it, would hurt our team as you are so sure he would.

    Comment by Amos 09.10.08 @ 8:55 pm



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