Former NHL winger attacks referee, banned for a year
Posted: Monday May 30, 2005 1:00PM; Updated: Monday May 30, 2005 1:00PM
Andrei Nazarov (left) accumulated almost 1,500 penalty minutes in his 11-year NHL career.
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MOSCOW -- Former NHL player Andrei Nazarov has received a one-year ban for assaulting a referee after a playoff game in Russia.
The Russian Professional Hockey League (PHL) said they had suspended the Avangard Omsk forward after he attacked the referee in a restaurant following his team's loss to Dynamo Moscow in a championship semi-final last month.
Nazarov joined Avangard last year after spending 11 seasons in the NHL.