Journalist Anna Masterova, wife striker club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Pittsburgh penguins” Evgeni Malkin, speculate about the patriotism of her husband. Her words leads to “Sport-Express”.

Kustarova called a forced measure, the hockey player obtaining U.S. citizenship. In her opinion, so together it was easier to legalize their relationship. “America is now his second home. He works, earns money. What are we talking about? He refused Russia? No,” considered the wife of an athlete.

In October last year it became known about the American passport Malkin. Later, 33-year-old forward said that the United States citizenship allows him and his family to solve a number of domestic and social problems. The Malkin family spends most of the year in the United States.

Malkin — the pupil of Magnitogorsk “metallurg”, playing in the NHL since 2006. In the “Pittsburgh” he has three times won the Stanley Cup (2009, 2016, 2017). During the lockout of 2012, the forward has returned to “Magnitogorsk”.