New Rules Tested. Afinogenov Threatens To Bolt


'Darcy Regier says there's a possibility that NHL teams will start losing some Russian players. Maxim Afinogenov has stated he's serious about staying home to play hockey. Regier says the Russian leagues are offering serious money and have tax advantages over North America. Although Regier seems worried about losing Afinogenov, he said neither the winger nor Dmitri Kalinin have signed any commitments for next season in their homeland that would stop them from playing with the Sabres if the lockout is settled.'