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Monday, May 21, 2007

Sayonara, Suglobov

Aleksander Suglobov (Graig Abel Photography)

Aleksander Suglobov, who in his days with the Albany River Rats was one of the most offensively talented players I'd ever seen, is on his way back to Russia, having signed with SKA-St. Petersburg.

The transaction was posted today on, but the signing had been announced over a week ago on two Russian sites, and

Despite a wealth of talent, Suglobov had one of the worst years imaginable in '06-'07. Aside from being a healthy scratch 27 times, Suglobov scored nary a point in 14 games this season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team that acquired him from the New Jersey Devils in a trade in 2006. Suglobov didn't fare much better in the AHL in '06-'07, scoring a mere three goals in 32 games for the Toronto Marlies.


Blogger Brushback said...

Spooky how the Toronto Star and I would write almost identical paragraphs, 6 hours apart:

Suglobov no longer a Leaf

May 22, 2007 04:30 AM

Alexander Suglobov has parted ways with the Maple Leafs.

The oft-scratched, underachieving right winger who was ultimately demoted to the Toronto Marlies has signed to play with SKA-St. Petersburg of the Russian Elite League, according to the website

Acquired for defenceman Ken Klee in 2006, Suglobov failed to score a goal or get an assist and was a minus-6 in 14 games in 2006-2007. A healthy scratch 27 times, he scored three goals with the Marlies in 32 games.

5/22/07, 7:33 PM

Blogger Chemmy said...

It's hard to believe that we traded Ken Klee for someone even worse.

5/23/07, 9:02 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Yeah, that trade was a wash-out. Not a win, not a loss, either way.

5/23/07, 10:19 AM


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