Grahame heads to Russia to appeal

Updated: January 7, 2009, 3:51 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Former NHL goaltender John Grahame, who had his contract terminated in December by his Continental Hockey League team, Avangard Omsk, will return to Moscow on Jan. 14 to appeal, ESPN.com has learned.

Grahame is disputing Russian media reports that describe an alcohol-related incident at an Omsk nightclub, which may have contributed to his termination. Russian newspaper Sport Express wrote that Grahame was released for "repeated occasions of regime breach by Grahame that was expressed in ...

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