This comes via Broad Street Hockey, who brought to light alleged charges against Nikolay Zherdev. There is a report in a Russian newspaper, MKRU, that Zherdev allegedly got into an altercation with his wife outside of a Russian restaurant. His wife, presumably pictured above, hopped in the couple's car, a Bentley, while Z rained blows down upon its roof and windows.
The article also alleges that Z threatened to kill his wife (nice). Here is the article, as translated by Google. As always, take all of this with a grain of salt… we know the dangers of using Google Translate to report fact:
Celebrity couple breakfast in the company of friends. Suddenly, between Nicholas and his wife Eugenia quarrel. Woman decided to leave the institution. She went to the restaurant parking lot, sat in his Bentley Continental, and left the roadway. True, a few meters from the cafe foreign car had to stop due to traffic jam. Then the door "Osteria" Nicholas jumped out, he caught up with his wife and tried to open the doors of cars, but they were locked. According to eyewitnesses, an athlete caught standing in the parking lot metal pole (he was not attached) and began to inflict blows on their expensive car, shouting to the wife abuse. Frightened woman rushed to escape, turning in the opposite direction from the tube. The same day, Eugene to the police.
As reported by "MK" in the police department Odintsov, a woman stated that her husband threatened her with violence, and, moreover, caused serious damage to her car. While broken Bentley examine experts – possibly soon after the damage assessment Zherdeva charged under Article of the Criminal Code "intentional damage to property of others." In addition, the complaint is verified and the citizen about the death threats. However, according to the custody order, the grounds for bringing hockey to account for this charge is not enough as an athlete is allegedly no reason for wanting the death of half.
By the way, now Zherdev was in favor of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers and, according to some, earns $ 2 million a year. In 2009, he was in the Russian national team became world champion.
Yeah, he won't be back next year.
UPDATE: Of course there are conflicting reports.