BREAKING NEWS: Val Nichushkin‘s fate for next season has been decided

Elias Adaime
May 25, 2023  (1:56 PM)

During the first round of the playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Seattle Kraken, a disturbing story involving forward Valeri Nichushkin made headlines.

Indeed, a few hours before the third game of the series, Avalanche medical staff had to call the emergency services in Seattle because a severely intoxicated woman was found in the player's hotel room.
The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, also told the paramedics that a bad person had stolen her passport.
Following this incident, Valeri Nichushkin completely distanced himself from the team, missing the last five games of the series. Although the Avalanche stated that the forward had left Seattle for personal reasons, there is no doubt that his absence was undoubtedly related to this troubling incident.
Since the incident, no one has been able to get any updates on the Russian forward, and the Avalanche organization has also declined to comment on the situation. General Manager Chris McFarland was particularly unable to confirm to journalists whether Nichushkin would be returning for the next season.
I cannot comment other than to say that he has been an important part of our team, and I hope he will continue to be in the future . 

However, new information has just surfaced as Mikhail Zislis, a journalist for Sport-Express in Russia, mentioned that the story was a lie and that the Russian forward would be returning to Colorado.
 I have learned that Valeri Nichushkin is doing well. The story about the girl is slander and a lie.

For now, Valeri is taking care of his health and recovering from previous injuries.

Nichushkin will continue to play calmly for Colorado, which has never been questioned within the organization. 

It's rather strange to see these comments that completely contradict the statements of the Denver Post, which managed to obtain the report from the Seattle Police Department. Therefore, we must wait for an official confirmation from the Avalanche before we know if Nichushkin will indeed be back with the team next season.
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BREAKING NEWS: Val Nichushkin‘s fate for next season has been decided

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