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Red Wings star uninjured after early morning crash

By Times Wires
Published June 21, 2003

DETROIT - Red Wings star Sergei Fedorov escaped injury when the Ferrari he was driving hit a tree early Friday.

Fedorov, an All-Star forward, was making a U-turn at about 2:55 a.m. when the accident occurred, Bloomfield Hills police said. There were still fresh tire marks Friday afternoon in the lawn leading to the tree, which has a large gash in its side.

Police did not report the extent of the damage to the Ferrari.

"Everything is fine," Fedorov said. "I prefer not to talk about it."

There was no indication alcohol was involved, police said, and no charges were filed.

Capitals, Rangers discuss Jagr

NASHVILLE - The Capitals and Rangers are deep into talks involving Jaromir Jagr and could complete a trade during the draft today, the Washington Post reported.

A deal could hinge on Jagr's willingness to alter his contract. The Rangers want Jagr, 31, to waive the final year of his contract, which has an $11-million option should he achieve certain incentives, and the teams also are negotiating how much of Jagr's contract Washington will assume. Jagr has five guaranteed years left worth $55-million.

New York is peddling high-priced stars, including Pavel Bure and Eric Lindros, who have shorter terms left on their contracts.

The Capitals have lost $20-million or more a year regularly during owner Ted Leonsis' tenure and are looking to slash payroll amid dwindling attendance.

TRADE: The Kings acquired center Jozef Stumpel and a seventh-round pick in this weekend's draft from Boston for a fourth-round pick and a second-round pick next year. Stumpel had 51 points last season, including 14 goals.

BRUINS: The team announced it will name a new coach Monday, and Mike Sullivan will be it according to the Boston Globe. Sullivan started last season as coach of Boston's AHL affiliate in Providence then became an assistant for the Bruins when Robbie Ftorek was fired and general manager Mike O'Connell took over. O'Connell refused to comment.

RANGERS: Former Devils coach Larry Robinson has met with general manager Glen Sather to discuss the team's coaching job. Robinson, who has two years left on his contract with New Jersey, was given permission by the Devils to talk to the Rangers.

SENATORS: A judge approved the sale of the Corel Centre to billionaire Eugene Melnyk for $20.2-million, clearing the way for him to complete his purchase of the team.

[Last modified June 21, 2003, 01:17:59]


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