In a video uploaded to his ex-wife’s Instagram, it appears that Zaitsev is carrying one of his children and fleeing from the camera.His ex-wife did go to the police, according to reports. At one point a man restrains a woman running after the children.“I have not heard or seen my children in 12 days.
Smith, a former assistant with the Maple Leafs.PHILADELPHIA — Ottawa Senators defenceman Nikita Zaitsev was not talking publicly Friday about allegations that he took his daughters from his ex-wife, Margo Gotovtseva, while in Russia last month.Later Friday afternoon, the Senators organization issued this statement:“Moral men don’t do something like this, adults don’t do this.
In this specific case, the only thing we can say now is that the player has spoken to Senators management and has advised us the children are safe in Russia. “Nikita’s ex-wife knows where the children are and that they are safe. In an interview with a Russian publication in June — before the trade to the Senators — he opened up about the criticisms.Zaitsev had left the Senators for Russia due to undisclosed “personal reasons,” missing a Nov. 22 game against the New York Rangers. This is a nightmare,” she wrote.“The Ottawa Senators will not comment on the private, family matters of our players.
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She claims Zaitsev hatched a plan to abduct their children. The comment from Milstein is “completely false,” she wrote in a follow-up post, in English.It was a deal that, in many ways, solved problems for both organizations.In 251 career NHL games, Zaitsev has scored 12 goals and 58 assists.Zaitsev, 28, was originally acquired by the Senators from the Toronto Maple Leafs in a summer trade for fellow defenceman Cody Ceci.“My children were taken from my arms screaming for me to help them!”Gotovtseva wrote she felt “powerlessness” against three grown men and said one of the men grabbed her as they ran.Gotovtseva fired back after she was contacted by this newspaper.Since joining the Senators, the soft-spoken Zaitsev has taken on a relatively low-profile.Zaitsev was on the ice for the Senators late morning practice in Philadelphia Friday, but the Senators denied Postmedia’s request to speak with him.“I’m amused that clowns like Cherry have a very big influence in this country as real experts,” he said. Zaitsev’s agent, Dan Milstein, says Instagram post by Margo Gotovtseva’s, Zaitsev's ex-wife, is false. I was allowing weekend visitations for my kids to see their in-laws but I never approved of them living with them all the time,” she said.Gotovtseva’s post accompanying the video says the children were taken 12 days ago and she doesn’t know where they are or who they are with.He has been a steadying influence on defence, an important part of the club’s improved penalty killing units, but has has registered no goals and seven assists in 28 games.“Nikita’s children are safe and with his parents, at his parents’ home in Moscow, where they normally reside,” Milstein said in a tweet issued early Friday afternoon. The alleged attempt occurred in Russia. No one has contacted me. Ottawa Senators defenceman Nikita Zaitsev has allegedly taken his children from his ex-wife because he reportedly did not want to pay child support.. Law enforcement considers this to be a private matter and we ask that you please respect the family’s privacy.”However, Zaitsev’s agent, Dan Milstein, says Gotovtseva’s Instagram post is false.During his Toronto days, Zaitsev played for current Senators head coach D.J. He is a fine passer and has a good shot from the point.
Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Nikita Zaitsev, 1991-10-29 Moskva, RUS Russia.