23-Andrei Kostitsyn Boards Evander Kane at World Championships

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.