NHL rebuffs Russian league request for late prospect's medical records

Updated: November 9, 2008, 6:57 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- The head of the fledgling Continental Hockey League is accusing the NHL of stonewalling on providing medical information on New York Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov, who died during a KHL game last month.

Alexander Medvedev, one of the most powerful men in Russian hockey, told ESPN.com that he believes the NHL and the KHL can work together to establish procedures to make sure young hockey players are thoroughly tested and to ensure there aren't more tragic incidents like the ...

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