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Chris Simon to Russia?

That's what many reports have been saying, although there have not been any definitive confirmations made just yet. Simon, who was traded from the Islanders to the Wild at the deadline this year after serving a 30-game suspension for the Jarkko Ruutu-stomping incident, is rumored to be joining Russian Superleague team, Vityaz Chekhov, next season.

Responding to the rumors, initially reported by The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Wild Vice President of Communications and Broadcast could not confirm Simon's status and said, "At this point, it's purely speculation."

Also, Chris Simon's long-time agent, Larry Kelly could not verify the news, but said if a deal was made for Simon to play in Russia, he was not involved.

Will let you know as I learn more....

--KS

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