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Ducks D Kondratiev suspended after refusing to report to minors

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Anaheim defenceman Maxim Kondratiev has returned to Russia after refusing assignment to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League, the Ducks announced Tuesday.

The Ducks have suspended Kondratiev, who plans to play for St. Petersburg of the Russian Superleague.

Kondratiev will remain property of the Anaheim Ducks.

The six-foot-one, 197-pound native of Togliatti, Russia, has three points and 24 penalty minutes in 40 NHL games with Toronto, New York Rangers and Anaheim.

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