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Sergei Kostitsyn suspended by Habs; requests trade

TSN.ca Staff

9/30/2009 11:50:43 PM

Sergei Kostitsyn was demoted by the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday and now his days with the club may be over.

General manager Bob Gainey told reporters on Wednesday that Kostitsyn has been suspended for refusing to report to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL and that he has asked for a trade.

Last season, the Belarussian native scored eight goals and added 15 assists for 23 points in 56 games.

According to the Montreal Gazette, there is speculation that Kostitsyn is looking at playing in the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League.