December 4, 1996 |
It has been 16 games and nearly six weeks since winger Valeri Karpov last played, but he could hardly contain his giddiness Tuesday. "Tomorrow is an exciting day for me. Finally, I maybe will be in a game," said a beaming Karpov, who suffered a concussion after a hit by Hartford's Steven Rice Oct. 24. Karpov hasn't played since, though he has been healthy for weeks. "I got hurt when the team was playing not so well.
February 28, 1995 |
The Mighty Ducks assigned disappointing rookie right wing Valeri Karpov to minor league affiliate San Diego on Monday and brought up rookie center David Sacco. Karpov, 23, was the Ducks' second-leading scorer in the exhibition season but has not been as effective since the regular season began. After 14 games, he has one goal and two assists and has a plus-minus of minus-10.
October 26, 1996 |
Brian Burke, NHL director of hockey operations, will review the tape of Thursday's hit on Mighty Duck winger Valeri Karpov by Hartford's Steve Rice. Rice was not penalized for the first-period check, but the league could still hand down a suspension. Karpov was knocked unconscious by Rice and taken to a Hartford hospital. Tests indicated he suffered a concussion. Karpov had his head and neck checked again by team doctors on Friday. His status is day to day.
May 26, 1994 |
The Mighty Ducks say they are close to signing Valeri Karpov, their third-round pick in the 1993 entry draft. "We hope to have the deal done by June," General Manager Jack Ferreira said. "I don't think it's going to be a problem. He's coming over (from Russia) and we'll probably wait until he gets here to sign the contract." Ferreira said the Ducks remain "far apart" in negotiations with Paul Kariya, their top pick.
September 21, 1994 |
There is more than one rookie on the Mighty Ducks who waited to sign until after playing in the Olympics at Lillehammer, but Valeri Karpov is not going to command as much attention as Paul Kariya. Still, the right wing is having an outstanding exhibition season, and has stepped onto the first line with Kariya and Anatoli Semenov.
October 25, 1995 |
Right wing Valeri Karpov broke his right forearm just above the wrist during Monday night's loss to the Colorado Avalanche and may be lost to the Mighty Ducks for up to three months. Karpov, who was injured when he was knocked into the boards, accompanied the team from Denver to Dallas on Tuesday morning after X-rays late Monday night had revealed the fractures, then flew home to Anaheim to be examined by team doctors.