The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed forward Alexei Ponikarovsky to a two-year contract yesterday. The 25-year-old Ponikarovsky had six points in 19 games for Voskresensk of the Russian Hockey League last season. In 2003-04 with Toronto, he had a career-high 28 points, including nine goals in 73 NHL games. The native of Ukraine has played 116 career NHL games for Toronto. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. He was a restricted free agent, AP reports.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said