Former teammates Zherdev and Reitz trade punches
Friday September 25th 2009, 2:30 pm

It would appear that Nikolai Zherdev and Eric Reitz didn’t enjoy their (very) brief time as teammates on the New York Rangers last season. The two current-KHLers met up during a game between Atlant Mystishchi and Sibir Novosibirsk on Wednesday, and after Zherdev whacked Sibir’s goaltender Alexander Fomichev — who dove backwards as if shot — the pair came to blows. As you might expect, Reitz (#37 white) got the upper hand in the fight in terms of quality and quantity of punches thrown, but Zherdev (#13 blue) held his own before eventually dumping the more skilled scrapper to the ice.

Both players finished with an assist in the game, which Atlant won by the score of 4-2. Reitz also earned 14 minutes in penalties (2+2+10) for his actions, while Zherdev got away with just four (2+2).

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    I think NHL GM’s would be more impressed with that clip than any of the dipsy doodles Zherdev can do.

    Comment by Rajeev 09.25.09 @ 4:06 pm

    If he played like that in NY he would still be here.

    Comment by Rob 09.26.09 @ 6:24 pm

    He would have play like that if NY had treated him like Atlant does.

    Comment by Ark 09.26.09 @ 9:33 pm

    Rob – Have you already forgotten his fight with Stamkos? :-P

    Comment by laurie 09.26.09 @ 10:05 pm

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