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Report: Fedorov coming out of retirement to play for KHL club

Oct 9, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

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Former Hart Trophy winner and current CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov is reportedly coming out of retirement to join his club as a player, according to Russian news outlet SovSport.

Fedorov, 43, last played for KHL Metallurg during the 2011-12 campaign, after which he transitioned to his current role as an executive.

CSKA — a team that employs ex-NHLers Alex Radulov, Brandon Reid, Sergei Shirokov, Viktor Kozlov and Alexei Morozov — is struggling with a number of injuries to key players, according to Andrey Osadchenko of The Hockey News.

It’s believed Fedorov will make his playing debut on Friday, against his old Metallurg club.

  1. 19to77 - Oct 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    One of the perks about having a retired superstar in your front office – every so often, he can grab skates and a jersey and show the kids how it’s done.

    • joey4id - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      LOL! Just like TT is doing in Sunrise. Right?

      • jpelle82 - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        tim thomas wasnt the gm for florida. maybe you could liken this to mario’s days when he owned and played at the same time but i dont get how tim thomas fits in here.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

        because joey is a far-left idiot who can’t stand that people have different political ideologies

      • joey4id - Oct 9, 2013 at 6:03 PM

        Not really like Mario. Old retired players should stay retired. That’s it

      • stakex - Oct 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

        Just so were clear…. Thomas didn’t retire. He retreated to his bunker for a year to prepare for Judgment Day, but he mad it clear he wasn’t retiring.

        @hockeyflow33 – Tim Thomas turned down an invite to the White House because the president was bla….. uhhh, a Democrat. I think its fair to say he can’t stand people having a different view either.

  2. jaysfan64 - Oct 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    He sure was a treat to watch play back in the day..maybe the best ever 2-way player in the NHL…
    Guess this means he’s not playing in the alumni game then?

  3. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Oct 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Ovechkin is good, but he’s nothing compared to Fedorov. One of the best all round players ever. Think about how good you have to be to make Steve Yzerman the 2nd line center.

  4. colby7 - Oct 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Say what you want about the KHL, but this is awesome.

    I hope he signed himself to a good $$$ deal with a no trade clause.

  5. shamu1the1whale - Oct 9, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Wouldn’t it have been awesome if Mario had laced up his skates and hit the ice during the Pens’ struggles against Boston? Maybe the Pens wouldn’t have been shutout!

  6. amityvillefun - Oct 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    One of my all time favorite players to watch. His two way play was insanely good and he was one of the best skaters I’ve ever seen. I originally watched the Detroit games to see Yzerman play, but Fedorov could steal the show on any given night.

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