Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rangers Prospect Valentenko Returning To North America

You may or may not remember Pavel Valentenko. He left North America for Russia two years ago while still a prospect with the Montreal Canadiens. He became property of the New York Rangers in the Scott Gomez trade last summer.

According to Beyond the Blueshirts:
UHC Dynamo General Director Andrei Safronov, in an interview on his club’s web site, 23-year old defenseman Pavel Valentenko plans to return to North America next season.

“In the near future we’ll terminate our agreement with the defenseman by mutual consent,” Safronov explained. “Valentenko’s contract is very large, and we can’t afford to pay that player such money.”

“According to my information, Valentenko plans to go back overseas,” Safronov added.

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