NHL seeks resolution to Zherdev dispute

Updated: December 4, 2003, 9:29 AM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

Right winger Nikolai Zherdev made his NHL debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. How many more games he plays remains to be seen.

Zherdev NHL executive vice president Bill Daly is attempting to prevent what could be a nasty arbitration battle with far-reaching implications by bringing together all the parties Thursday in an attempt to resolve the dispute surrounding Zherdev's NHL eligibility. If Daly is unsuccessful, the case could go to international arbitration.

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