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Associated Press
10/9/2006 10:24:36 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nikolai Zherdev flew around the world to display the great shape he's in.

The 21-year-old Ukrainian proved pre-season workouts are overrated by scoring two goals and leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.

Zherdev missed all of pre-season camp and the club's first two games, arriving in Columbus on Sunday from Russia after ironing out visa problems.

He scored on the power play just 1:01 in and added another when he jammed in Rick Nash's shot midway through the second period to make it 3-1.

''From June 22, I have been in preparation for this season,'' Zherdev said through an interpreter. ''My team (in the Russian Super League) had already played 20 games. I'm in great condition right now.''
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