Dec 20, 2011, 9:05 AM EST
Nikita Filatov is officially set to play in Russia.
Yahoo!’s Dmitry Chesnokov tweets that Filatov has come to a contract agreement with CSKA of the KHL and will be in the lineup with the team on Thursday. Filatov is signed through the end of this season and is still property of the Ottawa Senators.
It was just yesterday when Filatov’s agent said that contract negotiations going poorly could’ve meant his client came back to North America to play for the Sens, but today’s change in plans fixes things right up. Whether or not we’ll see Filatov return next season is another thing entirely. Filatov’s contract with Ottawa runs out at the end of the year and he’ll become a restricted free agent.
Maybe Filatov will want to seek out Alexander Radulov in Russia and form a dynamic duo of frustrating talent spurning the NHL for home.
- Update: Ryan Callahan out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain 5
- Ovechkin wills Caps to stunning shootout win vs. Bolts 43
- Bettman: No decision on expansion, but they’re listening 12
- Neal admits kneeing Marchand was ‘not the smartest decision’ 68
- Leafs captain Phaneuf suspended two games for boarding 37
- Rangers confirm Staal suffered concussion 8
- Winnipeg to get outdoor game; Phoenix wants one 33
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head 156
- Report: Dion Phaneuf will face hearing for hit on Kevan Miller 104
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ 136
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (182)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (156)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (136)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (132)
- Orpik suffers from concussion, including memory loss (118)