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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Svitov to be suspended.

I know I'm a day late on this. But, according to the Columbus Dispatch he will be suspended when training camp begins in September. We won't be paying his salary, he won't take a spot on the roster, and his salary won't count against the cap...thank goodness. No one in the organization has even spoken to Svitov since we learned that he had signed a contract in Russia. Quite frankly I think the deal turned out quite nicely.

I like the way Howson has handled the entire situation. He has handled it better than MacLean ever would have. Howson had this to say about the Svitov situation:

"We're still considering everything," Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson said. "You can try and fight it (in the Russian court), but you're not going to have any success in their legal system, just as they haven't had any success in the (North American) court system. You couple that with this question: Do you really want a player who doesn't want to be here?"
There's no point in us fighting it. I mean really he wants to go over there let him go. I know I'm quite happy with Mr. Peca.

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