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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Stanislav Chistov Russian-Bound?

Stanislav Chistov

Earlier today, Sport Express posted an item reporting that Boston Bruins forward Stanislav Chistov has all but signed with Salavat Yulayev Ufa.

The report says that, pending Chistov passing his physical, it is possible that the Russian Super League team will have Chistov signed as early as Thursday.

The Sport Express story notes that Salavat Yulayev managment has declined so far to comment on the potential signing, but quotes Chistov (picked 5th overall by Anaheim in 2001) as saying that he has been encouraged to sign with the team by Salavat Yulayev defenseman Kiril Koltsov, a friend of Chistov's and a former teammate with Avangard Omsk.