KHL Team Cuts Canadian Hockey Player After Stealing Ilya Kovalchuk's Stick


File this in the category of "He could have just asked."

A Canadian-born defenseman in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia was dropped by his team after it was discovered he had swiped a stick of former NHL star forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the visiting team's locker room!

Jordan Murray was sacked by Dinamo Riga after CCTV inside the Dinamo Riga arena showed Murray entering the locker room of Avangard Omsk, and swiping one of Kovalchuk's sticks on January 28.

After the morning skate, Kovalchuk noticed one of his sticks was missing, which prompted arena officials to investigate.

According to reports, Murray initially intended to hide the stick inside the arena, changing its location several times before finally taking it away.

The Latvian club immediately terminated its contract with the Murray after finding out that he was behind the theft.

Murray has since signed with a Swedish team.

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