A quick translation:
"Evgeni Malkin has gone AWOL from Metallurg. As a source at the club told a gazeta.ru reporter, the forward, who came to Finland with his team to hold a training camp has left the team on Saturday with his personal belongings and travel documents. His whereabouts are unknown."
Tico Rick wrote:If Malkin is in fact Ã¢â‚¬Å“defectingÃ¢â‚¬ï¿¾ to the US, does he have to clear waivers before he can play with the Pens, considering that he played an exhibition game for Metallurg the other night?
Mango Salsa wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2546878
Malkin's latest run-in with the law began when police noticed a vehicle driving erratically, prompting a highway chase that ended with police spiking the SUV's tires. Officers said they could not easily subdue Malkin because he was wearing a bulletproof vest that thwarted their stun guns.
After police using pepper spray finally got him into handcuffs, the 6-foot, 190-pounder continued to struggle, kicking at the doors of the transport vehicle. Officers also put a cloth mask over Malkin's mouth after they say he spat at them.
Malkin was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and a traffic violation, and police said more charges are possible. Bond on those charges was set at $5 million, which Malkin's attorneys said he most likely would not be able to pay.
He was driving a few blocks from the home of a woman scheduled to testify against him in his robbery trial. In that case, witnesses said Malkin flashed a gun and robbed them of a cell phone behind a Moscow nightclub.
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