Russian hockey player “Winnipeg” Berdin will miss the season due to psychological problems
MOSCOW, October 7 – RIA Novosti. Russian goalkeeper “Winnipeg Jets” Mikhail Berdin will not play for the team in the 2022/23 season, reported On the official website of the National Hockey League (NHL) club.
This decision was made in accordance with the recommendation of the joint NHL-Players Association (NHLPA) Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. The 24-year-old Berdin will be equated with a suspended player, so the club will not pay him a salary and his earnings will not be taken into account on the payroll.
As part of an agreement between the club, the NHL, the NHLPA and the player, Berdin will be allowed to sign a one-season contract with a club outside of North America.
Agent Dan Milstein tweeted that Berdin will play in the Continental Hockey League (KHL) to be closer to his family.
Berdin’s contract with Winnipeg expires in 2023. He played 14 KHL matches for SKA Petersburg in the 2020/21 season.