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Farewell to Andrei: Kostitsyn off to KHL

Sep 14, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

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Andrei Kostitsyn is on the move again.

According to a report from Russian news website Sports.ru, Kostitsyn has agreed to a one-year deal with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL — the same team that employs Washington prospect Evgeni Kuznetsov and longtime NHLer Jan Bulis.

The move will be Kostisyn’s third of the calendar year. He started out the season in Montreal, scoring 12G-12A-24PTS in 53 games, before being shipped to Nashville at the trade deadline.

His time with the Predators was tumultuous. Flashes of strong play (he scored 12 points in 19 regular season game and tied for the team in postseason goals, with three) were largely overshadowed by the broken curfew incident in the Western Conference semifinals, an incident that also involved Alexander Radulov — who has since returned to the KHL, signing with CSKA Moscow.

By signing in Russia, Kostitsyn also ends the brief family reunion he and brother Sergei had in Nashville. The younger Kostitsyn re-upped with the Preds this offseason, signing a two-year, $6 million deal.

  1. redwingsfan999 - Sep 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Nashville has been having a terrible off season

    • hockeymom17 - Sep 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

      you do know that nashville had no interest in resigning him, right?

  2. fortwaynekomets - Sep 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    hes unprofessional. stay is Russia please!

  3. jimw81 - Sep 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    who?

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