Konstantinov spent several weeks in a coma before finally pulling through. December 1, District Court is expected to last three to four weeks. Konstantinov returned to the ice at Joe Louis Arena, helped by a walker , for the pre-game number retirement ceremony for Steve Yzerman on January 2, Konstatinov and Mnatsakanov had suffered devastating injuries.

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Walking and talking, the doctors said, might never be possible. Does he have a context for what’s happened to him?

Where are they now? Vladimir Konstantinov |

Konstatinov and Mnatsakanov had suffered devastating injuries. The passengers were thrown from their seats in the rear of the vehicle into its partition. At issue is the dealer’s liability — if any — for inaccessible and defective seat belts.

Where are they now? Eleven years since they kknstantinov his wheelchair onto the ice and Steve Yzerman dropped the Stanley Cup into his lap. As Irina Konstantinov describes the brain trauma, the seemingly endless coma and the critical-mass moment in the konstatninov, she pauses under the harsh television lights, her eyes filled with tears.


Konstantinov’s brain was violently torn in several places. Six days earlier, Detroit had brought home the Stanley Cup. And he is doing it great.

Konstantinov spent several weeks in a coma before finally pulling through. At around 9 p. A similar situation occurred in when the Red Wings signed Brett Hullwho had worn 16 for the bulk of his career with the St. The lead konsyantinov were based in New Jersey so the case progressed there.

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The limo crossed over several lanes of traffic onto the median and crashed into a tree. One man was wearing a Konstantinov jersey. The crowd would always go crazy.

The tree is no longer there, but the fallout of that accident still hangs over the Red Wings. Best of Detroit Views Read Edit View history.

Tragedy and litigation

Konstantinov has participated in six international tournaments for the Soviet Union:. Konstantinov lives in the Detroit area. He undergoes regular physical and massage therapy.

He had minor injuries. He was eventually only charged with driving with a suspended license and spent nine months in jail. Although Konstantinov was never able to play hockey again due to the car crash, the Detroit Red Wings still recognized him as part of their team. I think that’s one reason he was able to [come back]. Greg Garber Senior Writer Archive.


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The aftermath Konstantinov, 30 years old at the time of the crash, would never play hockey again, konstamtinov serious head injuries, keeping him wheelchair bound. Konstantinov was a finalist for the NHL’s Norris trophy as best defenseman. Konstantinov’s attention span is limited.

District Court is expected to last three to four weeks.