MOSCOW, December 10 (R-Sport) – The KHL will review the conflict between the Dynamo Moscow forward Mikhail Anisin and his team later this week, vice-president Vladimir Shalaev told R-Sport on Monday.
The diminutive wing, who hasn’t appeared on the ice since mid-November, declared a boycott last week after he was sent to Dynamo’s farm team claiming that head coach Oleg Znarok was deliberately scuttling his ambitions.
Then at a meeting between the coaches and players, it was decided that Anisin would no longer play for the Gagarin Cup holder.
“No matter how important the Anisin case is, we will discuss it no earlier than Wednesday,” Shalaev told R-Sport. “It appears that we will consider the conflict between Mikhail and his team using the disciplinary committee.”
Stanley Cup winner with the Colorado Avalanche Valeri Kamensky, who is now the head of the league refereeing committee, has also expressed his attitude to Anisin’s demarche.
"You can’t make such loud statements insulting people through the media,” Kamensky said.
Anisin joined Dynamo from Vityaz Chekhov in January and became the top goalscorer of the playoffs, hitting the net 14 times to help his team to its maiden Gagarin Cup.
Dynamo is currently leading in the KHL’s Western Conference, six points ahead of SKA St. Petersburg.
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