Russia Wins, Zherdev Breaks HandMay 11, 2009, by
Two games before Russia beat Canada in the World Championship Finals, Rangers winger (and RFA) Nikolai Zherdev broke his hand. You can read the translated article at Beyond the Blueshirts.
Off topic, finding a Russian-English translator online is tough. Nothing seems to translate properly.
Back on track, this doesn’t really affect the Rangers on the negotiating table. Broken bones heal, and this one will only take two weeks to heal. He’s still going to require a minimum of $3.55 million to resign (mandatory 10% raise for all qualifying offers to RFAs, check the ‘Understanding The Cap’ page for more deatils). We shall see how Sather handles this.