Nabokov allowed to play at the World Championships
NHL New York Islanders allowed the Russian goalie Evgeni Nabokov to play at the World Cup 2011 in Slovakia. Nabokov's contract is owned by New York Islanders, and the club decided to give the goalkeeper the opportunity to speak at the 2011 World Cup so he could keep fit, says the publication Sport-Express. "
In January of this year, Nabokov, after retiring from the St. Petersburg SKA signed a contract with the Detroit Red Wings. " However, the goalkeeper had to undergo the procedure draft of failures, and it chose the "Islanders". Play for the team from New York, Nabokov refused and was disqualified.
"Islanders have the right to renew the contract with the Russian for a year, and his salary was 570,000 dollars (a little above the minimum salary in the NHL). As the "Sport-Express", Nabokov allowed to play at the world championships in exchange for a written promise that he would not complain to the NHL players union about extending the contract with the Islanders.
Nabokov is the location of the Russian national team for several weeks. In preparation for the World Cup, he took part in four matches, including two meetings of the Czech game, which ended April 24.
In addition to Nabokov for the World Cup is preparing two goalkeepers - Basil Koshechkin and Konstantin Barulin. The situation with Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes (team already relegated from the Stanley Cup) is still unclear.
According to "Sport-Express", on the night of April 23 at the goalkeeper had a telephone conversation with the head coach of Russia Vyacheslav Bykov, but "the parties do not fully understand each other and now the chances of Bryzgalov to play the 2011 World Cup," not more than 50 percent " .