This is shocking news coming out of Russia this morning.
It has been reported that Ottawa Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has reportedly kidnap his children away from his ex-wife as video emerges of the blue liner forcibly removing from her.
Zaitsev was granted a leave of absence from the Senators last month to fly to Russia for personal reasons. It appears that his children are at the centre of this absence, though no one would imagine something like this.
The video has gone viral on social media as we can see Zaitsev forcibly removing his children from his ex-wife. Many reports suggest that the defenseman is looking to avoid paying child support by bringing his children with him to Canada and away from their own mother.
This will get ugly fast. We can’t say if the NHL will get involved in this, but we can only imagine that they might have to if Zaitsev is charged with anything.
We will keep you posted on this insane story.