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Alexander Semin | Winger | #13

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Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (13) / WAS
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Alexander Semin has reportedly agreed to a contract with the VHL's Sokol Krasnoyarsk.
The VHL is the second tier league in Russian hockey, behind the KHL. Semin is a veteran of 650 NHL contests and at his height he scored 40 goals and 84 points with Washington in 2010-11. The 33-year-old declined in the NHL though and shifted to the KHL with the 2015-16 campaign. He had 16 goals and 30 points in 58 KHL contests last season. Sep 4 - 1:31 PM

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Alexander Semin is having a hard time getting a KHL contract.

Reporter Slava Malamud says there's a few teams that have "kicked the tires" on Semin, but they've found that his contract demands are "unreasonable". The former NHLer had 16 goals and 30 points in 58 games with Magnitogorsk last season. His NHL days are over. He last played in North America in 2015 when he was a member of the Montreal Canadiens.
Jul 23 - 2:24 PM

Alexander Semin has reportedly signed a new contract with Magnitogorsk of the KHL.

The deal is reportedly for one year. Semin took off for Russia after being released by the Canadiens early in the 2015-16 season. The 32-year-old five goals and 14 points in 20 KHL games and he added seven goals and 15 points in 23 playoff games. Semin won the KHL title with Magnitogorsk last season.
Sun, May 29, 2016 10:42:00 PM

Alexander Semin has successfully cleared unconditional waivers.

Following that, the Montreal Canadiens announced that the two sides have mutually agreed to terminate Semin's contract. That frees Semin up to pursue other opportunities in Europe. He had just one goal and three assists in 15 games with Montreal.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Alexander Semin's agent is talking to overseas teams.

Semin is on unconditional waivers, presumably for the purposes of having his contract with the Montreal Canadiens terminated. This might be the end of his NHL career.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 02:19:00 PM

Alexander Semin has been placed on unconditional waivers.

Semin's contract will likely be terminated by way of mutual agreement should he go unclaimed. It would be surprising if someone claimed him now given that he just cleared through normal waivers on Monday. He had just a goal and three assists in 15 games with Montreal. The question now is if his NHL career is over at the age of 31. It would be unfortunate is true given his talent, but he hasn't come anywhere near living up to expectations for quite some time.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Alexander Semin has been assigned to the minors by Montreal.

The move was made after he cleared waivers on Tuesday. Semin posted just one goal and four points in 15 games with the Canadiens before heading to St. John's.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Alexander Semin has been placed on waivers by Montreal.

He signed a low-risk deal with the Canadiens in the summer worth $1.1 million and the move didn't work out. He sat frequently as a healthy scratch and recorded just four points, with one goal, in 15 appearances.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Alex Semin has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss at least a week with the lower-body injury.

He suffered the injury in Wednesday's match with the Rangers. While Canadiens fans probably won't blink twice at missing Semin's four points and 18 shots through 15 games, well, you probably shouldn't either. If things continue at this clip after the 31-year-old returns from injury, it'll be his second straight worst season of his career. In terms of fantasy viability, perhaps that says it all.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Alexander Semin didn't finish Wednesday's game the Montreal Canadiens announced in the third period.

An unconfirmed lower body injury took the Russian out of the game. He's struggled immensely with one goal and four points in 14 games entering tonight's game against the Rangers.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 09:23:00 PM

Alexander Semin had an assist in Montreal's 5-3 victory Friday night.

Semin drew back into the lineup because Torrey Mitchell (lower body) was unavailable. Obviously the fact that he got on the scoresheet is a positive, but it's worth noting that Montreal used him sparingly. In fact, he played a team-low 9:01 minutes.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Alexander Semin will draw back into the Canadiens' lineup on Friday.

Semin has only been used in 12 of Montreal's 20 contests this season. Torrey Mitchell is dealing with a lower-body injury, so Montreal had to make a change from their Thursday lineup with Semin was scratched yet again. Semin has just one goal and two assists this season.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch Thursday.

"That's another guy that I sat down with him this morning," coach Michel Therrien said of Semin. "Explained the plan, explained that he's not playing tomorrow and things that he needs to work on, and we're going to keep working on things to try to get his game better. This is where we are right now." Semin logged just 6:48 of ice time in his second game back after being scratched for seven straight contests.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 03:26:00 PM

Alexander Semin may be heading back to the press box Thursday.

He logged just 6:48 of ice time in Monday's overtime win against Vancouver. Semin was benched after taking a bad penalty in the third period. He has played in the last two games after being a healthy scratch for seven straight matches. Semin has no points and zero shots in those outings.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 02:35:00 PM

Not only did Alexander Semin not score a point in Saturday's loss to Colorado, but he didn't even register a shot on goal.

Semin had been a healthy scratch in seven straight games coming into Saturday's action. The Canadiens decided to give him another opportunity by sitting Paul Byron. Semin was a non-factor, as he managed two penalty minutes and two giveaways in 15:30 of ice time (2:15 on the power play).
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:31:00 AM

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