Andrei Kostitsyn isn’t only in hotwater in Nashville. They’re not pleased with him in Helsinki either after he was throwu out midway through the Canada/Belarus game Tuesday for blindsiding Evander Kane. (You can see the video below).
And the same time, Sergei Kostitsyn is angling for a long term contract in Nashville which, judging from some well measured comments from team general manager David Poile, may not be in the works. According to Poile
“He had a pretty good regular season. He has been playing high in our lineup,” Poile said. “We debated a long time about bringing in his brother, whether it would be positive or negative. [Sergei] had a big goal for us in the Detroit series, but he couldn’t produce anywhere else. It was a disappointing ending for him where he ends up on the fourth line in the last game. [It was] not a good way for him to end.”
The good will for brother Andrei was erased with his late night excursion with Alexander Radulov before game two of the Nashville/Phoenix Eastern semi-final. He’ll go into unrestricted free agency with a black mark next to his name that probably will send him to the KHL. Tuesday he scored the only goal for Belarus in the 5-1 loss to Canada (assisted by Sergei) and then was tossed out of the game for boarding Evander Kane. Here’s the video.