KHL team denies reports that ex-NHLer Nazarov punched out team doctor

2 Comments

The KHL club SKA St. Petersburg is denying reports of an altercation involving its head coach Andrei Nazarov and team doctor Yegor Kozlov.

The Russian website Business Online is reporting that Kozlov was hospitalized with a suspected head injury as a result of the incident.

The fight was also reported by Fontanka. It states (keep in mind this is per Google Translate):

Senior doctor hockey SKA Yegor Kozlov injured as a result of the conflict with the head coach Andrei Nazarov. Presumably fight occurred because of disagreement with the medical personnel policy of the new coach.

As the “Fontanka”, senior physician received injuries have been the subject of increased anxiety members of his family. According to our information, Yegor Kozlov can communicate in fits and starts, as it is difficult to say, but tries to reassure relatives.

Nazarov is a former NHL forward that had 124 points and 1,409 penalty minutes in 571 career games with the San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes, and Minnesota Wild.

SKA won the Gagarin Cup in 2015 with a team that featured Ilya Kovalchuk.

(h/t to Igor Kleyner and Sports Illustrated)