Former Capitals forward Alexander Semin, who has been playing this season for Sokol Krasnoyarsk of Russia’s second-tier Vyschaya Khokeinaya Liga (VHL), has taken a leave of absence of unspecified duration from the club to return to the United States following the birth of his second child, Danil.
Хоккейный «Сокол» и Александр Сёмин по обоюдному соглашению сторон расторгли контракт. 33-летний нападающий, отправился за пределы РФ на неопределенный срок за своей семьей, забирать новорожденного сына. По возвращении в Красноярск планируется возобновить трудовые отношения с двукратным чемпионом мира.
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Late last week, Sokol issued a brief press release via its Instagram account, announcing that Semin and the club had “mutually decided to vacate [Semin’s] contract.”
The 33-year-old forward has left Russia for an unspecified period of time to tend to family matters and to collect his newborn son. Upon [Semin’s] return to Krasnoyarsk, we plan to renew our relationship with the two-time world champion.
His first son, Alexander, was born in August 2015. Semin married his longtime girlfriend Alyona sometime in 2014.
Semin has eight goals and 14 assists in 21 games with Sokol.
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