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Report of Radek Martinek to Russia 'not true'

 Although a Russian website reported today that  Radek Martinek will "spend next season in one of the top clubs" of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, the veteran defenseman shot down the news as inaccurate.

"No it is not true," Martinek told Newsday when reached via text message Monday afternoon.

Martinek is currently preparing for the upcoming World Championships in Slovakia, where he will play as a member of the Czech national team.

The tournament begins April 29.


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