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1990-91 . 1991-92 . , 1994-95 - 65 , 1+18, 130 . 1997-98 . 1998 1999 . 1999-2000 . 

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1992-93 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 2 0.0 - - - - - - - -
2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 2 0.0  - - - - - - - -

Rk Age Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI
1 22-276 1993-01-21 BOS @ PHI W 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0
2 22-278 1993-01-23 BOS NJD W 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0


22 1993 . 
Ankle keeps Bourque out Chervyakov steps in, makes NHL debut in veteran's place // Boston Globe

As expected, defenseman Ray Bourque was on the sidelines last night when the Bruins faced the Flyers.

Bourque suffered a slash to his right ankle Tuesday against the Islanders, and the bruise, while better, wasn't improved enough to allow him to play.

Denis Chervyakov, called up from Providence Wednesday, joined the lineup, making his NHL debut and turning in a steady performance.

The 22-year-old defenseman from St. Petersburg, Russia, had two goals and eight assists in 31 American Hockey League games.

Bourque has missed three games this season with injuries. If he's back for the next six, he will play his 1,000th regular-season game at home against the Edmonton Oilers.

14 1992  
More down time for Chervyakov // Boston Herald

 The Bruins yesterday returned Russian rookie defenseman Denis Chervyakov to their American Hockey League affiliate in Providence.

Chervyakov had been sent down for one game and then recalled for Monday night's game against Ottawa, presumably as insurance for captain Raymond Bourque. But Bourque played despite a bruised right eye, which he sustained Saturday.

"We knew he'd be going down," said B's assistant GM Mike Milbury yesterday. "What's the point of keeping him around if he isn't going to play regularly? In that sense, he's like (Czech winger) Jozef Stumpel. Let them go down there and skate. They are both going to be NHL players."

Milbury was impressed with the improvement he saw in Stumpel from last spring, when he reported to Boston and didn't dazzle in four games, to his September arrival at training camp.

"He got himself into very good condition and skated much better," Milbury said. "Maybe bringing him here last season helped."

Well-Traveled Chervyakov Finds Role In Sweden 
Interview by Mark Maloney - 21 September, 1999 

Denis Chervyakov, seemingly a man for all cities on the North American minor-league scene last season, is also something of a man for all countries. A year ago, Chervyakov was with Baton Rouge of the East Coast Hockey League. Before the season was over, though, the Russian-born defenseman hopped to Portland of the American league to Cincinnati of the International league and finally to Orlando, where he and the Solar Bears reached the Turner Cup finals. Now, he is the new guy on the blueline for Vasteras, which opened play this past week in the Swedish Elitserien. Chervyakov, a 29-year-old native of St. Petersburg, has played for teams in four other countries: Russia, Latvia, Finland and the U.S. He reached the NHL for a couple of games with Boston during the 1992-93 season. 

Here's what Chervyakov had to say about his first week in Sweden, as told via e-mail to Mark Maloney, beat writer for the American Hockey League's Kentucky Thoroughblades in Lexington, Ky., where Chervyakov played during the 1996-97 season. 

Question: How do you like Sweden? Any pleasant surprises? 
Denis Chervyakov: I have only been here for a week, but what I have seen and experienced of Sweden so far, I like. Because it is Scandinavia, I was expecting it to be more like Finland, but it is very, very different -- good different. Most people here speak English, and most of the TV programs are from the USA. I think that was the biggest surprise we [including American wife Lauren] have had. That is very helpful. The climate here is not as harsh as Finland, and the weather here has been great this week. Vasteras (is) a beautiful city. We like the nature here lots of trees, clean air, wildlife. It is situated on Lake Malaren, which is one of the largest lakes in Sweden. Naturally, there are a lot of great places to fish! It is a medium-sized city (pop. 125,000), so it is just the right size. Not too big for us to manage, and not too small that there is nothing to see or do. 

Q: What do you miss most about the States and/or Russia? 
Chervyakov: Well, my parents and my brother still live in Russia, and I do miss them. But my life is in the USA. I have lived there for seven years now, and my wife is American. I think we will both miss our friends and family from the U.S. Later on, I think I will miss the food -- like a big lobster from Rhode Island. 

Q: What have you learned about your new team -- the players, coach, fans, etc.? 
Chervyakov: The team I am playing for, the Black Eagles, has a big tradition in hockey. This is the team where Tommy Salo and Nicklas Lidstrom came from, so you have to respect that. Our president, Curt Lundmark, is an important man in Swedish hockey. He is a former player and coached the Swedish Olympic Team to a gold medal in Lillehammer [1994]. He is a very funny guy, too --always making me laugh. Our head coach is Goran Sjoberg. He is also a former player and is the biggest coach I have ever seen -- like 6-foot-5, I guess. Most of his career he played in Vasteras, and in Brynas -- another team in the Swedish Elite League. He is a very easy-going guy and he trusts the players to play their own style of game. Our assistant coach, Roland Eriksson, is a former Minnesota North Star, Vancouver Canuck and Winnipeg Jet. He speaks good English and realizes what a big adjustment it is to move to a different country to play there, so he has kind of taken me under his wing. I get a lot of support, too, from my agent, Leif Nillsson, who is also Swedish. It is nice to have him close by. It was very difficult for my wife and I to decide to leave the States and come to play in Europe, but all of these guys have done a great job to make us feel welcome and at home here. Our home arena holds a little more than 6,000 people, and I am told that if we are winning, it will be full. The people here want a winning team. My partner is another Russian, Andrei Lullin, who is playing his fourth season here. We have two guys who have played in North America here. One is Arto Blomsten, who played some games for Winnipeg Jets and for Moncton Hawks. We also have Daniel Rydmark, who was a Phoenix Roadrunner [IHL]. The majority of our team is pretty young, and we have some guys who can play and may be future draft picks. 

Q: Is it much of an adjustment going from the IHL to Sweden? If so, how so? 
Chervyakov: It is a big adjustment. For one thing, half shields are mandatory for players born after 1965, and neck guards are mandatory for all players, so I have to adjust to some new equipment. I understand it is for more protection for players, which is smart, but I am not used to this extra equipment yet. The ice surface is bigger here, but that is the size that I learned to play hockey on, so that is not such a big problem. Because the ice surface is bigger, the game is a little less physical. The guys here are all fast, and all have good hands, and the play is faster and more technical than in the IHL. There is no red line, so two-line passes are allowed, and icing is automatically whistled -- nobody needs to chase the puck. Fighting is not allowed here. The penalties are much tougher if you fight. You get automatically suspended for a fight, and each time you fight you get a longer suspension. Clearly, the league doesn't want the fighting here. I am going to try to stay out of trouble. [Oops! Too late...Chervyakov found himself in one with Niklas Sundblad in Vasteras' second game.] 

Q: For readers not familiar with you, can you describe your style and describe some of your strengths and weaknesses? 
Chervyakov: I am pretty much a stay-at-home defenseman, and I think Vasteras brought me here to add to the physical play and add stability to the blueline. That is what I am here for, and I intend to do exactly that. If I can help offensively, great. I hope I can contribute there as well, but my priority really is to play solid defense. 

Q: What else can you share with your new fans about yourself? 
Chervyakov: My wife Lauren and I spend part of our summer in Kentucky on a thoroughbred horse farm, and the other part on the ocean in Rhode Island. We both enjoy animals and horses, so the farm life appeals to us. Rhode Island and all of New England is really a great area and has so much to offer. We spend our summers in some unbelievable places. I am an avid fisherman and I spend a lot of time fishing anywhere I am. 

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