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September 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Detroit Red Wings signed Soviet defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov to a multiyear contract. Konstantinov, 24, was fifth in scoring among defensemen in the Soviet Elite League last year with five goals and 12 assists in 45 games. He was Detroit's 12th pick in the 1989 NHL entry draft.
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October 22, 1997 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His equipment has been laid out neatly in his locker, the skates hanging on hooks, the shin pads propped up on a shelf and his gloves placed palms up. Stacks of hockey cards, bound by rubber bands, await his signature. At any moment, it seems, Vladimir Konstantinov will walk into the Detroit Red Wing locker room, jam his feet in those skates, slide his fingers into the gloves, grab a stick and prepare for another rugged game. That won't happen any time soon. Probably never.
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June 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Vladimir Konstantinov remained unconscious and on a ventilator Saturday with a critical head injury after a limousine crash Friday night in Birmingham, Mich. Teammate Slava Fetisov and two others also were injured in the crash. "The long-term prognosis for this is impossible to tell," said Dr. James Robbins, a trauma surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital. "The next few days are going to be very important to determine which way he is going to go. "Can he recover? Absolutely . . .
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July 3, 1997 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their hands were so capable, their bodies so strong. Vladimir Konstantinov, the rugged defenseman who never measured an opponent before checking him, and Sergei Mnatsakanov, the massage therapist who kneaded the aches out of the Detroit Red Wings' muscles. Vital, powerful men who had reached the peak of their professions and had so much to enjoy. Now, it is a major achievement if Konstantinov opens his eyes for more than a few moments or if Mnatsakanov wipes his brow and recognizes relatives.
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November 28, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first shot by New York Ranger center Mark Messier was a hard elbow to Vladimir Konstantinov's head. Messier then delivered a cross-check to the back of Konstantinov's neck, driving him to the ice in pain. But if Messier wanted to challenge Konstantinov, a rugged defenseman who has been known to wield a high stick, he got more than he bargained for.
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March 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
A controversial hit cut short Wayne Gretzky's return to Edmonton in a St. Louis jersey, but failed to knock the wind out of the Blues. The recently acquired Gretzky left his second game with the Blues at 6:33 of the second period Sunday after taking an elbow to the head from former Oiler teammate Kelly Buchberger. Gretzky, a former King and Oiler, hit the ice hard. He was helped off by teammates, and doctors said he suffered a minor concussion.
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October 22, 1997 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His equipment has been laid out neatly in his locker, the skates hanging on hooks, the shin pads propped up on a shelf and his gloves placed palms up. Stacks of hockey cards, bound by rubber bands, await his signature. At any moment, it seems, Vladimir Konstantinov will walk into the Detroit Red Wing locker room, jam his feet in those skates, slide his fingers into the gloves, grab a stick and prepare for another rugged game. That won't happen any time soon. Probably never.
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July 3, 1997 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their hands were so capable, their bodies so strong. Vladimir Konstantinov, the rugged defenseman who never measured an opponent before checking him, and Sergei Mnatsakanov, the massage therapist who kneaded the aches out of the Detroit Red Wings' muscles. Vital, powerful men who had reached the peak of their professions and had so much to enjoy. Now, it is a major achievement if Konstantinov opens his eyes for more than a few moments or if Mnatsakanov wipes his brow and recognizes relatives.
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December 18, 1998 | Associated Press
The limousine driver in the 1997 crash that injured two Detroit Red Wings players and the team's masseur was arraigned Thursday in Bloomfield Township, Mich., on charges that he violated probation since his early prison release in June. Oakland County District Judge Kimberly Small also increased Richard Gnida's cash bond from $10,000 to $50,000, siding with a prosecutor's claim that Gnida's jailing would better ensure his court appearances.
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February 9, 1997 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
Judging by the calls to The Times' sports department, one statistic in the NHL seems to cause confusion: the plus/minus statistic. The statistic is calculated by giving a player a "plus" when he is on the ice for an even-strength or short-handed goal scored by his team. The player receives a "minus" when he is on the ice for an even-strength or short-handed goal scored by the opposing team. The statistic officially was adopted for the 1982-83 season.
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June 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Vladimir Konstantinov remained unconscious and on a ventilator Saturday with a critical head injury after a limousine crash Friday night in Birmingham, Mich. Teammate Slava Fetisov and two others also were injured in the crash. "The long-term prognosis for this is impossible to tell," said Dr. James Robbins, a trauma surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital. "The next few days are going to be very important to determine which way he is going to go. "Can he recover? Absolutely . . .
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March 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
A controversial hit cut short Wayne Gretzky's return to Edmonton in a St. Louis jersey, but failed to knock the wind out of the Blues. The recently acquired Gretzky left his second game with the Blues at 6:33 of the second period Sunday after taking an elbow to the head from former Oiler teammate Kelly Buchberger. Gretzky, a former King and Oiler, hit the ice hard. He was helped off by teammates, and doctors said he suffered a minor concussion.
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November 28, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first shot by New York Ranger center Mark Messier was a hard elbow to Vladimir Konstantinov's head. Messier then delivered a cross-check to the back of Konstantinov's neck, driving him to the ice in pain. But if Messier wanted to challenge Konstantinov, a rugged defenseman who has been known to wield a high stick, he got more than he bargained for.
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September 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Detroit Red Wings signed Soviet defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov to a multiyear contract. Konstantinov, 24, was fifth in scoring among defensemen in the Soviet Elite League last year with five goals and 12 assists in 45 games. He was Detroit's 12th pick in the 1989 NHL entry draft.
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November 26, 1999 | Associated Press
The NHL Players' Association is taking a role in the protracted contract dispute between Alexei Yashin and the Ottawa Senators. "Now, as the dispute evolves, it appears as though we will be involved in the application of the collective bargaining agreement," union chief Bob Goodenow told the Toronto Sun on Thursday. Yashin held out for a new contract before training camp and earlier this month was suspended for this season.
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October 28, 1995 | Associated Press
Brian Savage and Benoit Brunet scored two goals each as the Montreal Canadiens won their fourth consecutive game for new Coach Mario Tremblay with a 4-1 victory over the Whalers on Friday at Hartford, Conn. Detroit 3, Calgary 0--The winless Flames managed only eight shots at Calgary, the fewest in team history.
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