Reports: Alexander Semin, Waived By Canadiens, Likely Headed Overseas


December 9, 2015

Alexander Semin apparently appeared on tickets to Wednesday’s Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins game at the Bell Centre.

The problem: The Canadiens waived Semin two days earlier.

Semin cleared waivers Tuesday, and multiple reports Wednesday indicated his career in Montreal is over, and that his time in the NHL might very well be, as well.

The events of this week represent a swift fall from grace for the Russian winger, who was a 40-point scorer for the Carolina Hurricanes just two seasons ago. He was a massive disappointment this season for the Canadiens, managing just four points (one goal, three assists) in 15 games after signing a one-year, $1.1 million contract this past summer.

Semin’s best years to date came with the Washington Capitals. The 31-year-old topped the 50-point plateau five times in six seasons with the Capitals and scored a career-high 84 points in 2009-10.

Thumbnail photo via Jean-Yves Ahern/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Montreal Canadiens right wing Alexander Semin
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