Red Wings' Cory Emmerton signs with KHL club after spending most of 2013-14 in Grand Rapids
Print By Ansar Khan | firstname.lastname@example.org
on May 23, 2014 at 5:48 PM, updated May 23, 2014 at 6:11 PM
Cory Emmerton, the Detroit Red Wings' top draft pick in 2006 who spent most of the past season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, is headed to Russia, signing a one-year contract with the Kontinental Hockey League's Sochi Leopards.
News of the signing was posted on the KHL's Facebook page and tweeted by Igor Eronko of Sports.ru.
VIDEO: Justin Abdelkader ejected for vicious hit at World Championship
By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer
May 22, 2014 11:15 am ET
The U.S. Men's National Team met the Jaromir Jagr-led Czech Republic in the quarterfinals at the World Championship Thursday in Minsk, Belarus. The Americans had played well despite a significant gap in experience between them and the veteran-laden Czechs. Tied 1-1 after the first period, the game got flipped on its head in the second period.
Team USA's captain Justin Abdelkader, who is a full-time member of the Detroit Red Wings, absolutely leveled Czech forward Vladimir Sobotka, normally of the St. Louis Blues. There was no penalty called immediately on the play, but Sobotka remained down on the ice as play continued. The whistle eventually blew and the referees conferred.
After their conference, Abdelkader got a five-minute major and game misconduct for charging. Here's a look.