Capitals suing Semin, agent for breach of contract
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals are suing Alexander Semin and his agent for breach of contract because the left wing is playing in his native Russia instead of reporting to the NHL team.
"This is not personal; it's business. This course of action was encouraged by our law firm and the NHL," Capitals owner Ted Leonsis wrote Friday in his Owner's Corner column on the team Web site. "We have a contract with Alexander, and we want his agent and Russian hockey team to honor that commitment."