30 Apr, 19:59
KHL playoff MVP Popov did not attend the awards ceremony due to injury
KHL President Alexei Morozov said that Popov, 41, played in the decisive match of the final with an injury that he aggravated. According to Morozov, Popov watched the end of the meeting with the doctor’s iPad
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Recognized as the most valuable player in the KHL playoffs, CSKA forward Alexander Popov played in the decisive match of the final series with Metallurg with an injury that even prevented him from entering the awards ceremony. This was announced to journalists by the President of the KHL Alexei Morozov.
“He had a great playoff run and a well-deserved MVP. Unfortunately, he did not go to the award. He’s injured again. He is at the doctor’s. I watched the ending with an iPad. I went to the game with an injury, scored the winning goal and was injured again, ”- quotes Morozov “Match TV”.
Forward CSKA Popov at 41 was recognized as the most valuable player in the playoffs of the KHL
On Saturday, CSKA in Magnitogorsk beat Metallurg in the seventh match of the final series with a score of 4:1 and became the owner of the Gagarin Cup. 41-year-old Popov scored the winning goal in the decisive match. He was named the most valuable player in the playoffs.
“Match TV” informedthat Popov played in the decisive match of the final with a torn knee ligament.
CSKA said they were ready to offer the veteran a new contract. “Now everything depends on Sani, but we would like to keep this player,” said CSKA President Igor Esmantovich.
Popov himself is still thinking about continuing his career. “It is impossible to watch the seventh matches from the stands. Shaking so that it is better to go out crippled. He proved that it is too early to leave for a post in the club. You have to think,” quotes Popov “Championship”.