According to sources, French newspaper La Presse in Montreal will have a story in Friday's edition which will reportedly name some Montreal Canadiens who could be in legal trouble.
Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn have reportedly been linked to a suspected member of organized crime recently arrested under the police operation Axe.
According to La Presse, 38-year-old Mangiola Pasquale made a number of services available to the two young players at bars, including girls and luxury cars.
During the investigation, police allegedly recorded secret phone conversations between the Kostitsyns and Pasquale, referred to as a big friend of the brothers.
Meanwhile, the Globe and Mail reported Friday that Alexei Kovalev is expected to rejoin the Canadiens at practice Friday. The forward was told to stay home during the Habs two-game road trip Tuesday by general manager Bob Gainey.
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Wonder how big of a story this will become and if anything will actually come of it. Consider that in Montreal, hockey players are treated the way we treat movie stars in America. This story could spiral out of control over the next few days.