Monday, May 19, 2008

The Wild, Wild East... where Chris Simon is headed, according to the report in Michael Russo's 'Russo Rants' at

Simon will join ex-NY Islander teammate Oleg Kvasha on Vityaz Podolsk Chekhov next season. (I wonder if someone enitced him with the now-infamous Ak Bars Kazan bench-clearing brawl video which has become a YouTube staple)?

The 36-year-old Simon was a trade-deadline pickup for the Wild, for which Wild GM Doug Risebrough was vilified across the board by fans and media alike. Simon served a 30-game suspension after stepping on the skate of Pittsburgh's Jarkko Ruutu in early December during a late game altercation.

Simon joins Petteri Nummelin as Wild players who have left the club for Europe since the Wild were eliminated in six games by the Colorado Avalanche in this season's first round playoffs.

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