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Grebeshkov heads to KHL after disappointing NHL return

May 16, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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Another member of the 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers is heading to the KHL. Defenseman Denis Grebeshkov, 30, has inked a one-year deal with Vityaz Podolsk of the KHL, per the Edmonton Journal.

Grebeshkov was taken with the 18th overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings in 2002 and eventually found success in Edmonton during his stint with the team from 2007-10. The Oilers traded him to the Nashville Predators in March 2010 though and he headed to the KHL after the campaign was over.

The 2013-14 season was his comeback attempt, but he dealt with groin issues and only ended up playing in seven contests for Edmonton and 39 games with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons. He now has 17 goals and 85 points in 234 career NHL games.

The Oilers have also lost 22-year-old forward Roman Horak and 27-year-old defenseman Anton Belov to the KHL over the last month.

  1. stcrowe - May 16, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Wow, there should be some sort of spring/summer air shuttle service from Edmonton to Moscow at this rate.

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