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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Avangard - NY Rangers match being discussed

Jaromir Jagr defending against Evgeni Malkin, Avangard vs. Metallurg '04-'05

Avangard Omsk of the Russian Super League will be unveiling a new Avangard Arena in September 2007, and plans are already in the works for an exhibition match between the New York Rangers and Avangard to open the building, according to a news item that ran in Sport Express yesterday.

Avangard Omsk, of course, is the team that Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr played for during the '04-'05 lockout season.

From the article:

The Avangard Arena will open its doors on September 1st of next year, possibly to the arrival of the NHL's New York Rangers, led by Jaromir Jagr.

According to information learned by SE correspondent Constantine Ivigina, active negotiations are currently being conducted towards this end, although it is still too early for any specific announcement.

Omsk had already finished the early stages of the arena's construction back in June, and the 10,000-seat sports complex will be one of only a handful of its size in the Russian Super League.