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NHL deputy commissioner not worried about impact of Russian league

Updated: June 22, 2008, 11:18 AM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has no intention of returning home to play in Russia, and the threat of a newly revamped Russian professional league using lucrative offers to poach talent is being dismissed by NHL officials.

"At this point, it's not a major concern," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said at the conclusion of the league's draft in Ottawa on Saturday. "We understand there's going to be a league. We'll see what impact it has. So far, it hasn't really had a ...

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