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Post Wings in limo accident have moved on
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Almost nine years after the limo accident that ended his NHL career, former Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov is enjoying hockey from a different perspective.

Konstantinov attended about one-third of the team?s games this season, watching from owner Mike Ilitch?s personal suite at Joe Louis Arena. Konstantinov had to use a wheelchair immediately following the June 13, 1997, accident, but now uses a walker.

Konstantinov, who turned 39 on March 19, lay in a coma after the accident, suffering from severe head and body injuries. He is now able to talk, and when people stop to say hello to him, reaches out to shake hands.

While Konstantinov still resides in the Detroit area, his fellow former teammate, Slava Fetisov, is back in Russia. Fetisov, 48, who suffered relatively minor injuries in the accident, is serving as the Minister of Sport for President Vladimir Putin.

Team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov, who like Konstantinov suffered a life-threatening head injury, resides in the Detroit area with his family and also sometimes goes to Wings games at Joe Louis Arena.

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May 16th, 2006, 2:14 pm
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TheRealWags wrote:
freep.com wrote:
Almost nine years after the limo accident that ended his NHL career, former Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov is enjoying hockey from a different perspective.

Konstantinov attended about one-third of the team?s games this season, watching from owner Mike Ilitch?s personal suite at Joe Louis Arena. Konstantinov had to use a wheelchair immediately following the June 13, 1997, accident, but now uses a walker.

Konstantinov, who turned 39 on March 19, lay in a coma after the accident, suffering from severe head and body injuries. He is now able to talk, and when people stop to say hello to him, reaches out to shake hands.

While Konstantinov still resides in the Detroit area, his fellow former teammate, Slava Fetisov, is back in Russia. Fetisov, 48, who suffered relatively minor injuries in the accident, is serving as the Minister of Sport for President Vladimir Putin.

Team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov, who like Konstantinov suffered a life-threatening head injury, resides in the Detroit area with his family and also sometimes goes to Wings games at Joe Louis Arena.


Thanks for posting this; it is always good to see the boys still living life and being involved in their passion!

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