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Bob McKenzie
10/18/2006 1:38:06 PM

A day after Russian club Yaroslavl filed suit against the NHL, the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers over the status of Russian players Andrei Taratukhin and Alexei Mikhnov, another Russian club team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, has done the same with the NHL and the Pittsburgh Penguins over Evgeny Malkin.

Malkin is scheduled to make his NHL regular season debut tonight at home for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the New Jersey Devils.

He will play on the second line, centering Mark Recchi and Ryan Malone. He is also expected to line up with Sidney Crosby, Colby Armstrong, Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney on the Pens' first power play unit.

Yaroslavl and Metallurg have retained the same U.S.-based law firm to represent them in U.S. Federal court. The Russian teams contend that they have valid contracts with the three players and are seeking a court injunction to prevent the players from playing professionally in North America.

Taratukhin is playing with the Flames' farm team in Omaha. Mikhnov is on the Edmonton Oiler roster, but has yet to play a game.

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I'd be very surprised if the russians win one of these ones,after all the russian labor laws state that if the player is under contract and send a 3 week notice before leaving the team it means he is free 2 go.
 
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