The Dallas Stars today denied suggestions that they may have tampered with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin.
The father of Malkin, in an interview with a Russian publication, indicated the Stars offered Malkin a bigger contract than the Penguins signed him to earlier this summer. Malkin, who was already under contract for 2013-14, signed an eight-year extension worth $76 million in June.
“We have seen the reports that have surfaced out of Russia claiming that we have tampered and they are completely untrue. The Dallas Stars organization respects and adheres to all rules and regulations set forth by the National Hockey League and any report that claims otherwise is false,” stated Stars General Manager Jim Nill.