Ottawa Senators Suspend Yashin
KANATA, Ontario (AP) _ Holdout center Alexei Yashin was suspended today for the rest of the season by the Ottawa Senators.
Yashin, who is training in Switzerland, has refused to report to the Senators unless they renegotiate the final year of his contract. He was due to earn $3.6 million.
The Senators say Yashin, despite the holdout, will still owe him that year.
``Alexei has been suspended for the balance of this season, including the playoffs,″ Senators general manager Marshall Johnston said. ``We will not consider a trade for Alexei.″